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At Plum Creek in Nebraska, Cheyenne Indians attack and wipe out a sizable wagon train carrying freight, killing eleven

Female settlers carried off by Cheyenne Indian raiders, August 1864, artist's impression, detail
08/08/1864
In the continuing hostilities in Nebraska and Colorado called the Cheyenne War, around a hundred warriors attacked an eleven wagon train at Plum Creek in present-day Phelps County, Nebraska in the early morning hours.  Eleven men were killed and nineteen-year old Nancy Morton was carried off into a months-long captivity.  The war ended at the disastrous massacre of the Cheyenne at Sand Creek later in the year.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Wayne C. Lee, Bad Men and Bad Towns (Caldwell, IN: Caxton Press, 1993), 26-28.