How American History Erases Mass Killings Against Native Americans

1805 Canyon del Muerto: Spanish Troops attack Navajo village 115 killed

1813 Tallushstchee: Tennessee Troops Attack Creek Town 200 killed

1813 Autossee Massacre: Georgia militia sets fire to Creek village 200 killed

1813 Hillabee Massacre: Tennessee Troops attack Creek village 65 killed

1818 Chehaw Massacre: US Troops attack Muscogee village 50 killed

1826 Dressing Creek Massacre: Texas settlers attack Karankawa village 50 killed

1832 Bad Axe Massacre: US soldiers attack Indian village 150 killed

1840 Council House Massacre: Attack against Comanche 88 killed

1840 Colorado River: Volunteer Rangers attack Comanche village 140 killed

1840 Clear Lake Massacre: Mexican Posse attacks Pomo and Wappo village 150 killed

1846 Sacramento River: US soldiers attack Yana village 200 killed

1847 Storming of Pueblo de Taos: US soldiers attack Pueblo de Taos 180 killed

1850 Bloody Island Massacre: US soldiers attack Pomo village 100 killed

1851 Old Shasta Town: Miners set fire to Wintu village 300 killed

1852 Hynes Bay Massacre: Texas militiamen attack Karankawa village 45 killed

1852 Bridge Gulch Massacre: California posse attacks Wintu village 150 killed

1852 Wright Massacre: White settlers attack a Modoc peace party 40 killed

1853 Howonquet Massacre: California settler’s attack and burn Howonquet village 70 killed

1853 Yontoket Massacre: Posse of California settlers attack Tolowa prayer ceremony 450 killed

1853 Archuleta Massacre: White settlers attack Tolowa village 150 killed

1854 Chetco River Massacre: White settlers attack Chetco village 40 killed

1855 Harney Massacre: US soldiers attack Sioux village 90 killed

1856 Grande Ronde River Valley Massacre: Washington volunteers attack Cayuse and Walla Walla village 60 killed

1858-1859 Round Valley Massacres: White settlers wage continuous attacks on Yuki villages 600 killed

1859 Pit River Massacre: White settlers attack Achomawi village 70 killed

1860 Massacre at Bloody Rock: White settlers attack Yuki village 65 killed

1860 Indian Island Massacre: White settlers attack Wiyot villages 250 killed

1861 Horse Canyon Massacre: White settlers attack Wailaki village 240 killed

1862 Tonkawa Massacre: Union soldiers attack Tonkawa village 400 killed

1863 Bear River Massacre: US soldiers attack Shoshone village 280 killed

1864 Oak Run Massacre: White settlers attack Yana’s at spiritual ceremony 300 killed

1864 Sand Creek Massacre: Colorado militia attacks Cheyenne village 160 killed

1865 Owens Lake Massacre: White vigilantes attack Paiute village 40 killed
1868 Washita Massacre: US soldiers attack Cheyenne village 140 killed

1870 Marias Massacre: US soldiers attack Piegan village 173 killed

1871 Camp Grant Massacre: White and Mexican posse attack Apache village 140 killed, 40 sold into slavery

1872 Skelton Cave Massacre: US troops attack Yavapai’s living in a cave 76 killed

1877 Big Hole Massacre: US troops attack Nez Perce village 90 killed

1879 Fort Robinson Massacre: US troops kill Northern Cheyenne’s fleeing imprisonment 77 killed

1890 Stronghold Massacre: South Dakota militiamen attack village in Pine Ridge 75 killed

1890 Wounded Knee Massacre: US troops open fire on Lakota at Wounded Knee 300 killed

Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat their mistakes. Forgetting a nation’s violent past only serves to ensure it’s violent future.

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