Fetterman Massacre
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Indians massacre Fetterman and eighty soldiers — History.com This Day in History — 12/21/1866

Indians massacre Fetterman and eighty soldiers — History.com This Day in History — 12/21/1866 | Fetterman Massacre | Scoop.it
Determined to challenge the growing American military presence in their territory, Indians in northern Wyoming lure Lieutenant Colonel William Fetterman and his soldiers into a deadly ambush on this day in 1866.
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MMA's comment, October 2, 2013 10:33 AM
Tensions in the region started rising in 1863, when John Bozeman blazed the Bozeman Trail. On december 21 around 2,000 Indians gatherd north onto the road of fort Phil Kearney and assulted the soliders there. Colonel Fetterman went there to aid the fort. 11 decoy warriors drew out Fattermans platoon and they were all killed by the Indians from raining 40,000 arrows. With 81 fatalities this was the armys worst defeat.
MMA's comment, October 2, 2013 10:34 AM
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