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A fine report of the White River Massacre...



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October 29, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1879

* Meeker Massacre (early report)
* Battle of Milk Creek
* United States Army
* White River Utes - Indians


 Over half of the first column of the ftpg. has: "The White River Massacre" :safety of Mrs. Meeker and the Women and Children of the Agency--Details of the Tragedy".
This was the White River Massacre, also known as the Meeker Massacre. This was part of a series of conflicts that began when the Utes attacked an Indian agency on September 29, 1879, killing the Indian agent Nathan Meeker and his 10 male employees, and taking women and children as hostages. This article mentions in part: "...Agent Meeker was killed by 'Antelope' and Waupattitoo. Mrs. Meeker was shot while running from the house..." with much more detail.
Four pages, some archival strengthening at the margins, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

Item from Catalog 310 (released for September, 2021)...

Category: The Old West