75 massacres of 50 or more people before 1989

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Before we begin spreading lies that the Orlando Florida Massacre is the deadliest mass terrorist attack in US history with 50 deaths; let us not forget the 75 massacres of 50 or more before 1989

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1. Small Pox Blankets were intentionally distributed to Indian Tribes, and before running its course killed thousands
2. 1325 Crow Creek massacre 486 known dead were discovered at an archaeological site near Chamberlain, South Dakota. The victims and perpetrators were unknown groups of Native Americans.
3. 1539 Napituca Massacre Hernando de Sotohad 200 executed, in the first large-scale massacre by Europeans on what became American soil.
4. 1540 Mabila Massacre Choctaw retaliated against Hernando de Soto’s expedition,killing 200 soldiers, as well as many of their horses and pigs, for their having burned down Mabila compound and killed 2,500 warriors who had hidden in houses of a fake village.
5. 1541 Tiguex Massacres Spanish attacked Tiguex Indians burning at the stake 50 people who had surrendered.
6. 1599 Acoma Massacre Juan de Oñate led a punitive expedition against the natives in a three-day battle at the Acoma Pueblo, killing approximately 800.
7. 1601 Sandia Mountains Spanish troops destroyed 3 Indian villages approximately 900 Tompiro Indians were killed.
8. 1610 Paspahegh Massacre Lord De la Warr sent 70 men to attack the Paspahegh Indians. They destroyed their main village near Jamestown, killing between 16 and 65 people.
9. 1622 Jamestown Massacre Powhatan killed 347 English men, women and children
10. 1623 Pamunkey Peace Talks The English poisoned the wine at a “peace conference” with Powhatan leaders, killing about 200; they physically attacked and killed another 50.
11. 1673 Mystic Massacre English colonists John Mason River in present-day Connecticut, where they burned the inhabitants in their homes and killed all survivors, for total fatalities of about 600–700.
12. 1643 Pavonia Massacre governor, William Kieft. Kieft and Corlears Hook attacked, 129 being killed.
13. 1644 Massapequa Massacre John Underhill’s men killed more than 100 Indians
14. 1644 Pound Ridge Massacre Dutch, attacked and burned a sleeping village of Lenape, killing about 500 Indians.
15. 1675 Bloody Brook Massacre Indian warriors ambushed and killed 60 soldiers
16. 1675 Great Swamp Massacre Colonial militia attacked a Narragansett fort near South Kingstown, Rhode Island. At least 40 warriors were killed and 300 women, children and elder men burnt in the village.
17. 1676 Massacre at Occoneechee Island Nathaniel Bacon turned on his Occaneechi allies and his men destroyed three forts within their village on Occoneechee Island, on the Roanoke River near present-day Clarksville, Virginia. Bacon’s troops killed one hundred men as well as many women and children.
18. 1676 Turner Falls Massacre Captain William Turner and 150 militia volunteers attacked a fishing Indian camp at present-day Turners Falls, Massachusetts. At least 100 women and children were killed in the attack.
19. 1676 Rhode Island Major Talcott attacked a band of Narragansetts on Rhode Island, killing 34 men and 92 women and children.
20. 1777 Paoli massacre Patriots under command of General Anthony Wayne 200 under command of General Charles Grey.
21. 1680 Pueblo Revolt Pueblo warriors killed 380 Spanish settlers
22. 1989 Lachine massacre 1,500 Mohawk warriors attacked the small settlement of Lachine,New France and killed more than 90 of the village’s 375 French
23. 1689 Zia Pueblo Governor Jironza de Cruzate destroyed the pueblo of Zia, New Mexico. 600 Indians were killed and 70 survivors enslaved.
24. 1690 Schenectady Massacre French and Algonquins destroyedSchenectady, New York, killing 60 Dutch and English settlers, including ten women and at least twelve children.
25. 1692 Candlemas Massacre 200-300 Abenaki and Canadiens killed 75, took 100 prisoner
26. 1704 Apalachee Massacre Carolina Governor James Moore launched a series of brutal attacks on the Apalachee villages of Northern Florida. They killed 1000 Apalachees and enslaved at least 2000 survivors.
27. 1704 Deerfield Massacre Abenaki,Kanienkehaka, Wyandot and Pocumtuck killed 56 civilians and more than 100 as captives.
28. 1805 Canyon del Muerto Antonio Narbona massacred 115 Navajo Indians
29. 1813 Fort Mims Massacre of Creek Red Sticks attacked Fort Mims, Alabama, killing 400-500 settlers,
30. 1813 Battle of Tallushatchee 900 Tennessee troops under General John Coffee, and includingDavy Crockett, attacked an unsuspecting Creek town. About 186-200 Creek Warriors were killed, and an unknown number of women and children were killed, some burned in their houses.
31. 1813 Hillabee Massacre under General Andrew Jackson 65 Creek Indians were shot or bayoneted.
32. 1813 Autossee Massacre Georgia Militia General Floyd attacked a Creek town on Tallapoosa River, in Macon County, Alabama, killing 200 Indians before setting the village afire.
33. 1832 Battle of Bad Axe Soldiers under General Henry Atkinson and armed volunteers killed around 150 Indian men, women and children
34. 1833 Cutthroat Gap Massacre The Osage tribe attacked a Kiowa camp west of the Wichita Mountains in southwest Oklahoma, killing 150 Kiowa Indians.
35. 1835 Dade Massacre Seminole killed almost all of a command of 110 American soldiers
36. 1836 Goliad massacre mass killing ordered by Antonio López de Santa Anna.
37. 1840 Colorado River Volunteer Rangers under Colonel Moore massacred 140 Comanches
38. 1840 Clear Lake Massacre Salvador Vallejo massacred 150 Pomo and Wappo Indians
39. 1846 Sacramento River Captain Frémont’s men attacked a peaceful band of Indians (probablyYanas) on the Sacramento River in California, killing between 120 and 200 Indians.
40. 1847 Storming of Pueblo de Taos American troops attacked the heavily fortified Pueblo of Taos with artillery, killing nearly 150, some being Indians. Between 25 and 30 prisoners were shot by firing squads.
41. 1850 Bloody Island Massacre Nathaniel Lyon and his U.S. Army detachment of cavalry killed 60–100 Pomo Indians
42. 1851 Old Shasta Town Miners killed 300 Wintu Indians
43. 1852 Bridge Gulch Massacre 70 American men led by Trinity County sheriff William H. Dixon killed more than 150 Wintu people
44. 1853 A posse of settlers attacked and burned aTolowa rancheria at Yontocket, California, killing 450 Tolowa during a prayer ceremony.
45. 1853 Howonquet Massacre Californian settlers attacked and burned the Tolowa village of Howonquet, massacring 70 people.
46. 1855 Harney Massacre US troops under Brigadier General William S. Harney killed 86 Sioux, men, women and children. About 70 women and children were taken prisoner.
47. 1857 Mountain Meadow Massacre Local Mormons approached the Baker-Fancher wagon train with a white flag and a promise they would lead them to safety – but instead shot and knifed 120
48. 1858 – 1859 Round Valley Massacres White settlers killed 150 Yuki Indians and California militiamen massacred 240 Indians on the Eel River. On 1 May, Major Johnson reported that six hundred Yukis had been massacred by white settlers “in the last year”.
49. 1859 Pit River Massacre White settlers massacred 70 Achomawi Indians (10 men and 60 women and children)
50. 1860 Massacre at Bloody Rock 65 Yuki Indians were surrounded and massacred by white settlers
51. 1860 Indian Island Massacre white settlers killed between 200 and 250 Wiyot Indians
52. 1861 Horse Canyon Massacre 240 Wailakis Indians murdered
53. 1862 Tonkawa Massacre 240 of 390 Tonkawa murdered
54. 1863 attack near Preston, Idaho, at the confluence of Bear River and Beaver Creek, is considered the largest single-incident massacre of Indians in the American West with 490+ Northwestern Shoshone Indians murdered.
55. 1863 Lawrence Massacre Pro-Confederate Guerrillas killed civilians and burned a quarter of the town of 185 -200
56. 1863 Bear River Massacre Col. Patrick Connor led a United States Army regiment killing 280 Shoshone men, women and children near
57. Draft Riot 115 people lost their lives
58. 1864 Sand Creek Massacre Colorado Militia attacked a peaceful village of Cheyenne, killing at least 160 men, women and children
59. 1864 Oak Run Massacre California settlers massacred 300 Yana Indians who had gathered near the head of Oak Run, California for a spiritual ceremony.
60. 1864 Fort Pillow massacre 277 Federal black troops killed by Confederate soldiers.
61. 1864 Saltville massacre Wounded/captured Federal black troops by Confederate soldiers and guerrillas
62. 1865 Bloody Point Massacre 65 settlers were massacred by Modoc Indians
63. 1868 Battle of Washita River 140 – warriors, “some” women and a few children killed. 53 women and children taken hostage.
64. 1870 Marias Massacre 173 Piegan, mainly women, children and elderly.
65. 1871 Camp Grant Massacre 144, with 1 survivor at scene and 29 children sold to slavery. All but eight of the dead were Apache women or children.
66. 1872 Skeleton Cave Massacre 76 Yavapai Indians men, women and children killed.
67. 1873 Colfax massacre 83 -153 Blacks killed at courthouse and as prisoners afterwards
68. 1877 Thibodaux massacre as many as 300 killed, 5+ injuries to striking black sugar-cane workers.
69. 1890 Wounded Knee 130-250 Sioux murdered. 1890 South Dakota Home Guard militiamen ambushed and massacred 75 Sioux at the Stronghold, in the northern portion of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
70. 1917 East St. Louis Massacre 200-700 deaths.
71. 1918 237 Black Sharecroppers Were Murdered In Arkansas
72. 1919 The Arkansas Massacre 854 deaths.
73. 1921 The Tulsa Massacre 300-3000 deaths
74. 1921 Greenwood Massacre 300 killed 800 wounded. One of the nation’s worst incidents of racial violence.
75. 1923 The Rosewood Massacre 150 deaths.

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