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Near Leadore in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Massacred by Nez Perce

 
 
Massacred by Nez Perce Marker/Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Massacred by Nez Perce Marker/Monument
Inscription.
Massacred by Nez Perce
Indians Aug-15-1877
Al Green Jim Hayden
Dan Coombs +Two Others

Sheehan's Dubois Lions

 
Erected by Sheehan's and Dubois Lions.
 
Location. Marker is near Leadore, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 28, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in this post office area: Leadore ID 83464, United States of America.
 
Regarding Massacred by Nez Perce. This marker/monument is located across Birch Creek from the Birch Creek Campground.



This marker/monument has had a troubled past; it has been destroyed, replaced, destroyed again, replaced again and destroyed again. It has been judged to have been not PC in its earlier editions. This editor has not been able to find the text on the latest monument, the quoted text is from the second marker.
 
Also see . . .  Birch Creek Valley - Geocaching. The Nez Perce War began in the early summer of 1877; The Nez Perce Indians began a long, tortuous journey... In the Birch Creek Valley, on August 15, an advance Indian scouting party came across a freighting wagon outfit driven by Jim Hayden, Al Green
Massacred by Nez Perce Marker/Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Massacred by Nez Perce Marker/Monument
To access the monument, one must ford Birch Creek.
and Dan Coombs, along with two unnamed passengers, two Chinese, and another man named Albert Lyon. During the evening, the Indians massacred the three wagon drivers as well as the two passengers.
(Submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWars, US Indian
 
Massacred by Nez Perce Marker, first marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Massacred by Nez Perce Marker, first marker
Massacred by Nez Perce Marker, second marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Massacred by Nez Perce Marker, second marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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