An illustration of the Marais des Cygnes Massacre in Linn County, Kansas Territory, copied from "Beyond the Mississippi" by Albert D. Richardson, 1867. In May 1858, Missourians crossed the border into Kansas Territory and murdered five Free-State men. This massacre was generally viewed as the last major violent occurrence during the territorial period. The site of the massacre is now one of the Kansas Historical Society's historic properties.
Creator: Chapin, John R.
Date: March 19, 1858
Item Number: 434
Call Number: FK2.L5 .8 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 434
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1854-1860 - 1858
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Crime - Murder
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Military - Weapons - Firearms
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Book - Illustrations
Places - Counties - Linn
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Type of Material - Printed materials - Books - Illustrations