Bannock War 1878

[ 1878 ]

The Bannock Indians, suffering from severe famine and receiving no help from the US government, fled from the Fort Hall Reservation in southeastern Idaho in 1878. The Indians, led by Chief Buffalo Horn and joined by the Northern Paiute Indians (to whom the Bannocks were closely related), raided white settlements in search of food. US cavalry under General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), sent to crush the Bannocks, won two battles against the Indians in southern Idaho. After the massacre of about 140 Bannock men, women and children at Charles' Ford in present-day Wyoming, the remaining Indians gave up and returned to the reservation.

Total Casualties 30 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 30 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
United States of America and Bannock people 1878 View
United States of America and Shoshone 1878 View
United States of America and Paiute 1878 View

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