Monday, July 21, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: July 21

On July 21, 1839, a two-week siege of Michigan City, Indiana ended when the city was taken by an Indian army led by Chief John Miller, a Christianized leader of the Osage who claimed to be both the Messiah and a reincarnation of the earlier Shawnee leader Tecumseh. After taking the city, Miller's men killed some 5,000 of its half million inhabitants.

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