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This item tells of the fate of Richard Blinn's wife Clara and their son Willie in 1868. After spending a short time living in Ottawa, Kansas, the Blinn's left for the west coast with a large wagon train. According to the article, which was first printed in the "Wood County Sentinel" in Bowling Green, Ohio, Blinn survived the October 9, 1868 Indian attack, and later filed a claim with the U.S. Government that resulted in a $1,200 payment. Also according to the story, Mrs. Blinn and Willie died at the hands of their Cheyenne captors as U.S. Army forces led by George A. Custer attacked the Cheyenne's encampment.

Creator: Blinn, Richard F.
Date: Unknown

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Item Number: 219310
Call Number: Misc., Blinn, Richard
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219310

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