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    Default Midas: Elko county massacre

    I was just reading about Midas and there was a photo with this caption,
    Mine tunnel with shop built over portal of tunnel with period tools. Wagon is that used in last massacre in the region, which took place in 1911, the wagon used to haul away the dead for burial.
    Does anyone have any information about this massacre. From the wording it sounds like there was more than one?

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    Answering my own question, kinda.
    http://www.nevadaheritage.com/timeli...nemainpage.htm

    The Osgood Allotment is the location of the last recorded Native American massacre which occured in 1911. Shoshone Mike and a small following comprised of his family and others were chased from Northern California across Nevada to where they were hunted down and killed. The mass burial site is on private land within the allotment

    They found Mike and his family at Kelley Creek, north of Golconda on February 26, 1911.
    The band of Indians knew they were following them and it was just a matter of time until the posse found them. They began singing and chanting. Shoshone Mikeís clan was ready to die.
    Gunshots interrupted the ceremony. It was two black powder firearms against at least eighteen guns. It didnít take long to pick off the warriors. The women took up bows and arrows and spears forcing the posse members to shoot in self defense. When the smoke cleared, eight of the 12 family members were dead. Only Snake, a ten-year-old boy, a toddler and a baby survived.
    The bandís dead were buried in a common grave blasted from the frozen ground with dynamite. One posse member had died. The so-called last Indian uprising was over.

    I also came across another site that was (for me, a foreigner) an excellent source, giving a real "feel" for Nevada in the past.
    http://outbacknevada.us/hickson/index.html

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