Murder in Their Hearts The Fall Creek Massacre

ISBN-10: 0871952858
ISBN-13: 9780871952851
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In March 1824 a group of angry and intoxicated settlers brutally murdered nine Indians camping along a tributary of Fall Creek in Indiana. The carnage was recounted in lurid detail in the contemporary press and the events that followed sparked a national sensation. Although violence between settlers and Native Americans was not unusual during the early nineteenth century, in this particular incident the white men responsible were singled out and hunted down, brought to trial, convicted by a jury of their neighbors, and, for the first time under American law, were sentenced to death and executed for the murder of Native Americans.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Slaughter
The Morning of March 22, 1824
"Into The Deep And Silent Forest"
Native Life Behind The Northwest Frontier
Murder in Their Hearts
Settlers and Killers in Early Madison County
Damage Control
State And Settlers After the Killings
One Kind of Justice
Aftermath: The Great Cave of Memory
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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