The pioneer settlers named below were massacred by Sioux Indians March 8 to 13 1857. This barbarous work was commenced near this spot and continued to Springfield now Jackson Minn.
39 names listed below
Memoranda Miss Abbie Gardner. Mrs. Margaret Ann Marble. Mrs. Lydia Noble. and Mrs. Elizabeth Thatcher were carried into captivity. Mrs. Marble war rescued May 21, and Miss Gardner June 23, 1857. Through the efforts of Gov. Sam Medary and Hon. Chas. E. Flandrau. of Minn.
Mrs. Noble and Mrs. Thatcher were murdered by the Indians.
Cap. J. C. Johnson of Webster City and Wm. E. Burkholder of Fort Dodge were frozen to death on the return march in Palo Alto CO. April 4, 1857. Next list is of people who were rescued.
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 43° 21.892′ N, 95° 8.405′
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indians & Settlers (approx. ¼ mile away); A Glacial Gift (approx. ¼ mile away); The Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Steamships of the Iowa Great Lakes (approx. ¼ mile away).
Regarding Massacre Monument. Nearby are markers for James Mattock Cabin (351 N. HWY 71, Arnolds Park.) where the whole family of 7 plus a visitor was burned alive inside
Granger Cabin (1200 HWY 71, Okaboji, IA) where 4 men were killed.
Joel Howe Cabin (1769 Spirit Lake, IA) where the family of 8 were murdered.
Thatcher-Noble cabin ( 1687 260th Ave, Spirit Lake,IA) where Mrs. Noble and Mrs.Thatcher were taken captive only to be killed later.
Marble Cabin (3200 HWY 276, Spirit Lake,IA) where the Indians killed Mr. Marble and his wife was taken hostage
Additional keywords. Indian Massacres
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