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The Pigeon Roost Massacre

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Pigeon Roost was a small village in Indiana, established in 1809 by William E. Collings. It’s current day location is between Scottsburg and Henryville, near Underwood, Indiana.

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Shortly after the War of 1812 began, a war party of Native Americans made a surprise attack on Pigeon Roost. Twenty-four settlers were massacred, fifteen of them being children, and two other children were kidnapped.

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This was the first Native American attack in Indiana during the War of 1812. The settlement was rebuilt, but later abandoned. Today, there is a small log cabin, as well as a memorial, built in 1904, to the victims of the massacre. Pigeon Roost was made a state historic site in 1929.

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See more information at Wikipedia.

One thought on “The Pigeon Roost Massacre”

  1. Keith Hunter says:

    I’ll make a visit to this sight as i met with a survivor’s descendant today. Alice R. Scott, widow of reseacher Kenneth R. Scott.

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