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Blood on the Marias: The Baker Massacre.


Blood on the Marias: The Baker Massacre

Paul R. Wylie

University of Oklahoma Press


322 pages




Blood on the Marias: The Baker Massacre is the first thorough account of the Baker Massacre of the Peigan Indians on January 23rd, 1870, which resulted in the unnecessary deaths of well over 200 innocent women, children, and elders. This book details first-hand accounts of how Major Eugene Baker, who was simply too drunk to function, ordered his troops to attack the wrong village, as well as the efforts to cover up his mistake in the aftermath of the bloodshed and the resulting tension between the Piegan Indians and non-Natives after the event. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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