Snake War

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Snake War (1864–1868) - A war against the Northern Paiute, Bannock and Western Shoshone Indian bands who lived along the Snake River, collectively known as the Snake Indians. Fought by the U.S. Army in the states of Oregon, Nevada, and California, and in the Idaho Territory. Casualties totaled some 1,762 dead, wounded, or captured.


Snake War Era Posts (1864–1868) (edit list)
Post State From To GPS Notes
Fort Bidwell CA 1865 1893 41.85928,
-120.15863
Fort Boise (1) ID 1863 1913 43.62051,
-116.18774
Camp Three Forks Owyhee ID 1867 1871 42.71583,
-117.02444
Aka Fort Winthrop (2)
Camp Lyon ID 1865 1869 43.1285,
-117.0279
Actually in Oregon
Fort McDermit NV 1865 1889 41.97218,
-117.62239
Fort Churchill (1) NV 1860 1869 39.2925,
-119.27056
Fort Ruby NV 1862 1869 40.06778,
-115.52944
Fort McGarry NV 1865 1868 41.54351,
-119.02574
Camp Smoke Creek NV 1862 1864 40.55306,
-119.94944
Camp McKee (2) NV 1865 1866 40.71268,
-119.33769
Fort Dalles OR 1847 1867 45.59621,
-121.19754
Fort Klamath OR 1863 1890 42.69234,
-121.97223
Camp Dahlgren OR 1864 1864 44.13333,
-119.95
Camp Henderson OR 1964 1966 42.80444,
-117.73278
Camp Maury OR 1964 1964 44.079,
-120.2286
Camp Russell OR 1864 1865 44.95917,
-123.00806
Camp Watson OR 1864 1869 44.48528,
-119.89389
Camp Colfax OR 1865 1865 44.27139,
-117.98889
Camp Curry OR 1865 1866 43.64,
-119.66
Camp Polk OR 1865 1866 44.32343,
-121.52009
Camp Wright (1) OR 1865 1866 43.4499,
-118.9177
Camp Warner (1) OR 1866 1867 42.43043,
-119.72918
Camp Warner (2) OR 1867 1874 42.39833,
-120.13639

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See Also:

Sources:

  • Michno, Gregory, The Deadliest Indian War in the West, The Snake Conflict, 1864-1868, Caxton Press, Caldwell ID, 2007, 383 pages

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