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Battle of St. Louis

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Read More About It

"The Battle of St. Louis, 25 May 1780" by John F. McDermott (Missouris Historical Society Bulletin, 36



Interesting Fact:

The war party left Prairie du Chien on May 2 as they began their trip down the Mississippi River to St. Louis.

Study Questions:

  • Why were Wisconsin Indians and fur traders interested in attacking St. Louis?
  • Who was leading the attack?
  • What was the result of the battle?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on May 26:

    1868: The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal.

  • May 26

    May 26, 1780: Indians from Wisconsin and 750 fur traders, after traveling down the Mississippi River, take part in the Battle of 1780 in St. Louis.

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