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September 11, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854 

* Grattan Massacre (1st report)
* United States Army
* Lakota Sioux Indians


The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the First Sioux War, fought between United States Army and Lakota Sioux warriors in August 1854. It occurred east of Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory, in present-day Goshen County, Wyoming.
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Category: The Old West