Sioux warriors ambush their enemies at Prairie du Chien, 1830

Indian warfare


This brief memoir by Henry Baird, written in 1870,  describes a battle in May 1830 between the Sioux and the Sauk and Fox near Prairie du Chien, Wis. He recounts the background to the fight, the ambush, and especially its gruesome aftermath as the victorious Sioux celebrated their success throughout the streets of the town.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Early U.S. Settlement
Creator: Baird, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1800-1875
Pub Data: Original manuscript from the Henry and Elizabeth Baird papers, 1798-1937 (Wis Mss V) Box 3, Folder 10;
Citation: Baird, Henry S. "Indian Warfare." Original manuscript from the Henry and Elizabeth Baird papers, 1798-1937 (Wis Mss V) Box 3, Folder 10; online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1737 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1737; Visited on: 10/31/2014
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