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Fort San Carlos and the Battle of 1780

Attack on St. Louis


Read More About It

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


Vocabulary:

acquittal


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?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about wars involving Wisconsin Indians:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    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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