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Captain Ames and 800 Indians led by "Santini"...

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August 26, 1867

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, August 26, 1867 

* Battle with the Indians

A front page report, "Battle With the Indians at Republican River", describes the battle on the Republican River between troops led by Capt. Ames and 800 Indians led by "Santini".

Says the village was two miles long & that Capt. Ames "...charged twice through their wigwams....", plus mention that "...The savages fought desperately....lost severely, but finally repulsed our troops..."

Other news of the day throughout. 8 pages in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Republican River rises on the high plains of eastern Colorado in the United States. The two main tributaries, called the North and South forks, join at Benkelman, Nebraska. From there, the river flows generally eastward along the southern border of Nebraska, flowing into the Harlan County Reservoir before curving southward into Kansas. The Republican River joins the Smoky Hill River at Junction City, Kansas to form the Kansas River.

Some cities along the river are McCook, Nebraska, Concordia, Kansas and Junction City, Kansas. Near Concordia is the Republican River Pegram Truss, a bridge that goes over the Republican River that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The river was named after a branch of Pawnee Indians known as "the Republicans"

Allocation of the water from the Republican River is governed through an agreement called the Republican River Compact, involving the states of Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.

Category: Post-Civil War