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Bertrand in Phelps County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Plum Creek Massacre Site

August 8, 1864

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 28, 2000
1. Plum Creek Massacre Site Marker
Inscription. An early morning attack on a train of 12 wagons at this spot resulted in the death of 11 men and the capture of Mrs. Thomas Morton and 9 year old Danny Marble. The attack was by Indian “Dog Soldiers” of the Cheyenne Tribe led by Chief Bull Bear. Later the captives were released in exchange for supplies the Indians needed. Those killed were buried in graves at the site of the attack.
 
Location. 40° 40.362′ N, 99° 36.348′ W. Marker is in Bertrand, Nebraska, in Phelps County. Marker is on Local Route 748. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bertrand NE 68927, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tobin Indian Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away); M60A1 Main Battle Tank (approx. 8.4 miles away); M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (approx. 8.4 miles away); Plum Creek Railroad Attack (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Plum Creek Massacre and Plum Creek Cemetery. (Submitted on January 26, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. DisastersNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Plum Creek Massacre Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 28, 2000
2. Plum Creek Massacre Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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