“The Snake River Massacre”


"A cruel massacre took place Of late upon the plains; 'Tis hard to describe the place -- It was upon Ward's train." A small band is attacked by Indians, and overwhelmed; two boys escape, but the rest -- men and women -- are slaughtered

Historical references

  • Aug 20, 1854 - Alexander Ward's party of 21 is assailed and slaughtered. The only survivors are the boys Newton and William Ward


  1. Burt, p. 138-139, "(The Snake River Massacre)" (1 text)
  2. BI, Burt138


Author: Nicholas Lee?
Earliest date: 1854 (Salem, Oregon Statesman)
Found in: US