Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mexican Standoff Failure?

The news account did not have names so I decided to put in pseudonyms.

Swan River, Minn. Terr. (1860)
A very complex incident.  One Chippewa warrior (“A”) murders another Chippewa (“B”).  A few days later, B’s squaw (“C”) sees A. and shoots A.  A’s brother (“D”) shoots C.  C’s brother (“E”) kills D.
Category: public
Suicide: no
Cause: revenge
Weapon: firearm[1]

[1] “Indian revenge,” Muscatine [Iowa] Weekly Journal, Jan. 27, 1860, 1.