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Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
June 11, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

Photo courtesy of Nebraska State Historical Society - Luther H. North, E.E. Blackman, John W. Williamson and Addison E. Sheldon visit the Massacre Canyon battle site, October 14, 1921

On July 2, 1873 a hunting party of Pawnee left their reservation near Genoa, Nebraska on the Loup River. It was customary for the Pawnee to mount an organized buffalo hunt in the early summer and late fall of each year. Since their confinement to the reservation in east central Nebraska these hunts were supervised by a sub-agent from the reservation that was chosen by the tribal council and approved by the agency.

In the summer of...

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