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Hostile Cheyenne attack settlers in Kansas, killing one.

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06/16/1867

Two settlers named Carley and Doherty were attacked near their hut on Plum Creek in present day Ellsworth County, Kansas, about twelve miles from the U.S. Army's Fort Harker.  Reportedly, Carley was severely wounded in the first exchange of gunfire but the two were able to hold off the attack.  Doherty was able then to fetch help from the town of Ellsworth but Carley had died by the time this help arrived. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Late Indian Outrages," Harper's Weekly Magazine, July 27, 1867, p. 468.

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