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winnebago war

winnebago war




1830 period drawing title




Resentment of lead mines on the Winnebago lands east of the Mississippi River leads to hostilities. On June 26, 1827, four Winnebago Indians attacked a farm in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, killing two men and scalping a child. To protect miners and other settlers, four volunteer companies were formed; the settlers asked for additional support from Illinois and the regular US Army. By 1 September 1827, most of the troops had reached the center of hostilities and although prepared for battle, only a few small skirmishes took place. Seven days later, surrounded by troops, the leaders of the Winnebago surrendered and agreed to hand over the six Indians responsible for the attacks.

A company of 122 Menominees joined the United States.