Comanches Massacre Skidi Pawnees, 1819

During the winter of 1818-19, ninety-three Skidi Pawnee warriors went south to steal Comanche horses. The Skidi, who on foot, stopped near the Comanche camp to braid rawhide lariats to lead the stolen horses away. As they were doing this they were attacked from several directions by mounted Comanches. Some of the forty Skidis who escaped were wounded. Many of these died on the journey home.


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