Murder in Their Hearts: The Fall Creek Massacre

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Indiana Historical Society Press, Jan 1, 2010 - History - 152 pages
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In March 1824 a group of angry and intoxicated settlers brutally murdered nine Indians camped along a tributary of Fall Creek. The carnage was recounted in lurid detail in the contemporary press, and the events that followed sparked a national sensation. Murder in Their Hearts: The Fall Creek Massacre tells that, although violence between settlers and Native Americans was not unusual during the early nineteenth century, in this particular incident the white men responsible for the murders were singled out and hunted down, brought to trial, convicted by a jury of their neighbors, and, for the first time under American law, sentenced to death and executed for the murder of Native Americans.

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SLAUGHTER THE MORNING OP MARCH 221824
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MURDER IN THEIR HEARTS SETTLERS AND KILLERS IN EARLY MADISON COUNTY
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DAMAGE CONTROL
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David Thomas Murphy holds a PhD in history from the University of Illinois. He is chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Anderson University, where he also serves as codirector of the University Honors Program.

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