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St. Louis, Mo., June 14
We are informed by a gentleman recently arrived from St. Peters, of a most bloody affair that took place a few days before he left. A part of Chippewa Indians, with their families had encamped under the walls of Fort Snelling where they were approached in a treacherous manner, and fired on by a party of Sioux, by which 8 of the Chippewas were wounded – three mortally.
A detachment was immediately ordered out from the Fort by Col. Snelling, which succeeded in bringing back a number of the Sioux as hostages, four of whom were delivered to the Chippewas, who after shooting them, cut and mangled the bodies in the most brutal manner.
Such summary punishment, immediately visited on the heads of the aggressors, is the only means by which the savage can be curbed, and made to pay proper respect to the white man.
(Source: Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), July 25, 1827. contributed by Nancy Piper)

 



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