In this episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the US Army’s experiment of using camels as the military’s main pack animal in the American Southwest. The new land that was conquered after the Mexican-American war required a sturdier animal than donkeys and horses, something that could withstand the heat of Death Valley. Would the project work?
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