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Marias Massacre

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The massacre occurred on the Marias river here but the precise location needs to be found. 


Traditional territory in green, reserves and reservations in orange.

The Marias Massacre (also known as the Baker Massacre or the Piegan Massacre) was a massacre of a friendly band of Piegan Blackfeet Indians on January 23, 1870 by the United States Army in Montana Territory during the Indian Wars. About 200 Indians were killed, mostly women and children, and elderly men.


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