Near Shelby in Toole County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Baker Massacre
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Notable Events • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 48° 28.812′ N, 111° 47.706′ W. Marker is near Shelby, Montana, in Toole County. Marker is on U.S. 2 at milepost 283 near Kraft Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28342 US Highway 2, Shelby MT 59474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whoop Up Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Oily Boid Gets The Woim (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1964 Flood (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shelby Town Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rainbow Conoco (approx. 3˝ miles away).
Also see . . . Baker Massacre -- History.com. When word of the Baker Massacre (now known as the Marias Massacre) reached the east, many Americans were outraged. One angry congressman denounced Baker, saying “civilization shudders at horrors like this.” Baker’s superiors, however, supported his actions, as did the people of Montana, with one journalist calling Baker’s critics “namby-pamby, sniffling old maid sentimentalists.” (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.