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

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.
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