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Near Fairfield in Camas County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bannock War

 
 
Bannock War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
1. Bannock War Marker
Inscription. Angered by white encroachment on Camas Prairie lands which had been guaranteed to the Bannock Indians by treaty, Buffalo Horn's band went to war May 30, 1878
Trouble had been brewing on the reservation for years, and the government had consistently disregarded its treaty obligations. Some Bannocks still refused to get involved, but the rest began the war in this valley and fought clear to central Oregon before returning, defeated, to Idaho and Wyoming.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 277.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 20.526′ N, 114° 51.81′ W. Marker is near Fairfield, Idaho, in Camas County. Marker is on U.S. 20 at milepost 148 near Washington/Wheat Ranch Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield ID 83327, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Bannock, Snake and Paiute War of 1878 -- 3rd Millennium. The Bannock tribe declared war on the white settlers in May 1878. Hostilities began in southern Idaho where the Bannocks battled cattlemen and other white settlers settling on the Big Camas
Bannock War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
2. Bannock War Marker
prairie, part of the tribe's treaty reservation. Two hundred warriors, led by Buffalo Horn, moved across the prairie toward the Snake River, raiding settlements as they went. Pursued by federal troops, they crossed into Oregon and joined with the Paiutes and other Indian tribes, numbers 2,000 in all.
(Submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Big Horn Chief of the Bannock on the right image. Click for full size.
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3. Big Horn Chief of the Bannock on the right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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