Week 27: July

Week 27: July 7th thru 8th

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7/2 of… 1861

Ellen Liddy Watson “Cattle Kate” born in Arran Lake, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. Seamstress, waitress, homesteader, cattle rancher.  {001}


Some 700 Pawnee Indians, about half women and children, leave the Genoa Agency in Nebraska for the summer buffalo hunt. The agent, John Williamson will accompany the expedition.  {001}
Wk. 31, 08/05/1873 – Massacre Canyon


Adobe Walls, TX+2. William Olds is killed when his rifle discharges as he descends a ladder from a lookout post — the last casualty of the battle.  {001}


The Black Hills Expedition led by Lt. Colonel George A. Custer+3 leaves Ft. Lincoln, Dakota Territory, to scout a location for a new fort, on the grounds that the Indians were using the Black Hills as a retreat after rustling cattle. Included were 110 wagons, a large military escort, scientists, and two geologists to do mineral surveys. This was an outright intentional violation of the 1868 treaty, intended to provoke an Indian response so the land could be seized for settlers.  {001}


An unguarded President James A. Garfield shot twice by Charles Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C.  {001}
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Wk 33; 08/19/1863 – Abraham Lincoln


Black Jack Ketchum kills two miners during a dispute over a card game at Camp Verde, AZ.  {001}


Born in Lamar, CO is Ken Curtis (Curtis Wain Gates): TV actor, sidekick+3.  {001}

7/3 of… 1863

Chief Little Crow - Week 27Kaposia Chief Little Crow is murdered while picking raspberries by a wood cutter named Lamson, for the bounty on Indians in Minnesota ($25). Lamson received a $500 bonus when the chief was identified. His scalp is still in the possession ofOld West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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