State of Nebraska - Genealogy Trails





 Pawnees Attacked by Sioux Indians




Omaha, August 8.A despatch from Elm Creek, Nebraska, states that on Tuesday morning while a party of Pawnee Indians were hunting near Republican River, on Blackwood creek, they were surprised and attacked by a large body of Sioux, and a bloody fight ensued, resulting in the defeat of the Pawnees, who lost about one hundred, comprising some of the best men of the tribes, and most of their horses, arms and game.


The Pawnees were pursued thirty miles, and only escaped when night came on.

The Philadelphia Inquirer - August 9, 1873