Meeker Massacre

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Other Names: White River Massacre

Date of Battle: September 29, 1879

Location of Battle: Meeker, CO



Participants: Ute Indians massacred white residents of the White River Agency

20 Ute Indians went to the White River Agency and murdered Meeker and eight of his employees.  They carried off Meeker's wife, daughter, another woman, and her two children.

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

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