Professor Roessler's Escort
On May 29, 1870 a scout or military escort, some ten or twenty strong,
Professor Roessler, who was exploring the mineral resources of Archer,
Wichita and other counties, was ambushed and attacked on the headwaters
of Holiday Creek, a tributary of the Big Wichita by some forty or more
Indians believed by the officers of the escort to have come from the Oklahoma
reservation. They were well clothed in Indian style and were armed almost
with firearms; no arrows were used in the attack.