Massacre of Indians in California

March 16, 1860

The story of “one of the military companies who wish to be paid for their services in exterminating the poor savages.  The recital is a horrible one.” The soldiers, evidently a company of volunteers, during a period of “drinking and carousing” formed the plan, and then attacked. “The greater part of the male Indians fled at the onset, and the inhuman white troop; perpetrated a brutal massacre upon the squaws and children.”