Snake River Massacre, The

DESCRIPTION: "A cruel massacre took place Of late upon the plains; 'Tis hard to describe the place -- It was upon Ward's train." A small band is attacked by Indians, and overwhelmed; two boys escape, but the rest -- men and women -- are slaughtered
AUTHOR: Nicholas Lee?
EARLIEST DATE: 1854 (Salem, Oregon Statesman)
KEYWORDS: homicide battle Indians(Am.)
Aug 20, 1854 - Alexander Ward's party of 21 is assailed and slaughtered. The only survivors are the boys Newton and William Ward
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Burt, p. 138-139, "(The Snake River Massacre)" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS2, pp 578-579, "Snake River Massacre" (1 text)

File: Burt138

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