I was re reading an article in the summer 1999 research and review of the LBH associates about Corporal George Brown of E Troop. In the article it mentioned Brown participated in a skirmish with the Indians at a place called haunted canyon in which three Indians were killed, five wounded and 10 ponies captured. Does anyone have any information on this action?
Post by topkick1833 on Dec 30, 2013 18:34:56 GMT -5
Sounds like Canyon Creek from Sep of 1877? Larger numbers of ponies captured though. Casualties are about right though. Problem is that Cpl. George Brown was KIA at LBH. So it can't be an account of the 1877 Canyon fight, but that is the only fight I can think of that meets the description. I will do some looking...
Williamson noted ". . . a company of United States cavalry emerge[d] from the timber. When the Sioux saw the soldiers approaching they beat a hasty retreat." (page 387), although "Recently discovered military documents disproved the old theory" per the "Massacare Canyon Monument" article. This massacre was one of the factors that led to the Pawnees' decision to move to a reservation in Indian Territory in what is today Oklahoma.