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Massacre of Indians

Location: SR 38, 0.5 mile east of Markleville. (Madison County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 48.1966.1

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In 1824, nine Indians were murdered by white men near this spot. The men were tried, found guilty, and hanged. It was the first execution of white men for killing Indians.

Keywords

American Indian/Native American