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In this letter to George Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Captain Dewitt C. Goodrich writes regarding an attack that occurred near Victoria, Kansas, in October 1867. According to Captain Dewitt, he was six miles east of Fort Hays, Kansas, working on "subdividing townships." His party of eight people, which included three African American soldiers that were provided by the U.S. Government for protection, hid from the Indians in a nearby ditch. However, Goodrich recalls that others were not so lucky, including a civilian working at Fort Hays who was "scalped, full of arrows and badly mutilated with butcher knives."

Creator: Goodrich, Dewitt C.
Date: January 16, 1911

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Item Number: 219439
Call Number: Indian History Coll. #590, Box 2 Folder Cheyenne, 1897-1947
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219439

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