In Montana, Crow Indians attack the fifteen men of John Stuart's Big Horn Expedition killing several

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Fifteen prospectors led by John Stuart were exploring the Yellowstone Basin, looking for gold. Just before midnight, a large Crow war party attacked their camp on the Little Big Horn.  Several men were killed in a battle that lasted until the small hours of the next morning.  Badly mauled, the party ran for the Oregon Trail and after much hardship returned to their starting point at Bannack, Montana in mid-June, 1863.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Ellis Roberts Parry, Montana Dateline (Guildford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2001), 102.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Settlers/Immigrants
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