Battle, Massacre or Murder

'Indian massacre' is a phrase whose use and definition has evolved and expanded over time. The phrase was initially used by European American colonists to describe attacks by Native Americans that resulted in mass colonial casualties; while similar attacks by colonists on Indian villages were called raids or battles. Successful Indian attacks on white settlements or military posts were routinely called massacres, as was the Battle of the Little Bighorn that resulted in the death of General George Armstrong Custer and some of his 7th Cavalry in 1876. Had Custer won, it would have been termed a victorious battle.
ISBN: 9781839454820
Type: Paperback
Pages: 350
Published: 5 October 2020
Price: $12.95

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