1868 - Black Kettle killed by Custer's troops

         Black Kettle, the same leader whose people were massacred at Sand Creek, was attacked at the Washita River in an unprovoked assault by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.  Custer's troops attacked the peaceful village at dawn after shooting Black Kettle and his wife when they rode out to meet the troops carrying a white flag of peace.  This was Custer's first 'battle' against Indian people.


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