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Indian Depredations
New York Times
10/10/1866 Vol. XVI No. 4687 pg. 1
Kansas State Historical Society

Depredations on the Montana Route—A Battle and Five Indians Killed

Fort Laramie, D.T., Monday, Oct. 8.

Advices from Fort Phil. Kearney [sic], of Sept. 25, state that the Indians are still committing depredations on the new route to Montana. On the 22nd they drove off ninety head of cattle belonging to Contractor Chandler. Troops started in pursuit, overtook and killed five Indians and one white man, and wounded sixteen. Our loss was one wounded.

The stock was recovered. Grull's contract train, returning from Fort Smith, was constantly harassed. Grull's two wagons in advance were burned, and [illegible words on microfilm] killed and [illegible].