List of massacres in the United States
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|Guadalupe Canyon massacre||1881 Aug 13||Guadalupe Mountains, Arizona Territory||Arizona||5||1 wounded; cowboys ambushed while sleeping. Perpetrators disputed.|
|Bisbee massacre||1883 Dec 8||Bisbee, Arizona Territory||Arizona||4||2 wounded by bandits during a general store robbery; one died soon after and is included in fatalities.|
|Chinese massacre||1871 Oct 24||Los Angeles, California||California||18+||killed by hanging and unknown injured in ethnic white mob violence against people and property in Chinatown.|
|Golden Dragon massacre||1977 Sep 4||San Francisco||California||5||11 injured|
|Bloody Island Massacre||1850 May 15||Clear Lake||California||60-100||Retaliation by a Cavalry Regiment of the US Army for the murder of Frontiersman Andrew Kelsey and Charles Stone.|
|Ludlow Massacre||1914 Apr 20||Ludlow||Colorado||19||killed by Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families, many of whom were immigrants or minorities.|
|Columbine Mine massacre||1927 Nov 21||Serene||Colorado||6||miners killed with machine guns during coal mine strike.|
|Rosewood massacre||1923 Jan||Rosewood||Florida||8||and the entire population of African-Americans in and near Rosewood, about 350, were forced from their homes and never returned.|
|Hanapepe massacre||1924 Sep 9||Hanapepe||Hawaii||20||101 arrested|
|Haymarket affair||1886 May 4||Chicago||Illinois||11||more than 130 injured by dynamite bomb and crossfire of bullets|
|Herrin massacre||1922 Jun 21||Herrin||Illinois||23||strikebreakers and union guards at coal mine.|
|Saint Valentine's Day massacre||1929 Feb 14||Chicago||Illinois||7||Prohibition gang killing.|
|Brown's Chicken Massacre||1994 Feb 14||Palatine||Illinois||7||Store robbery with murder|
|Villisca Massacre||1912 Jun 10||Villisca||Iowa||8||unsolved axe murders of members of 2 families.|
|Pottawatomie Massacre||1856 May 24–25||Franklin County||Kansas||5||John Brown and followers killed 5 pro-slavery Kansans.|
|Marais des Cygnes massacre||1858 May 19||Linn County||Kansas||5||Last major outbreak of violence in Bleeding Kansas|
|Lawrence Massacre||1863 Aug 21||Douglas County||Kansas||185-200||Confederates killed civilians and burned a quarter of the town.|
|Bloody Monday||1855 Aug 6||Louisville||Kentucky||22+||scores injured in religious mob violence and arson.|
|Colfax massacre||1873 Apr 13||Colfax||Louisiana||83-153||blacks killed at courthouse and as prisoners afterwards.|
|Coushatta massacre||1874 Aug||Coushatta||Louisiana||11-26||six whites, remainder black killed as political intimidation.|
|Thibodaux massacre||1887 Nov 22||Thibodaux||Louisiana||35+||perhaps as many as 300 killed, 5+ injuries to striking black sugar-cane workers.|
|Boston Massacre||1770 Mar 5||Boston||Massachusetts||5||11 civilians injured by British Army soldiers.|
|Blackfriars Massacre||1978 Jun 28||Boston||Massachusetts||4||four criminals known to the police and a Boston television investigative news anchorman and reporter, allegedly over the sale of cocaine. Perpetrators never determined.|
|Haun's Mill massacre||1838 Oct 30||Fairview Township||Missouri||19||mob/militia attacked Mormons|
|Kansas City massacre||1933 Jun 17||Kansas City||Missouri||5||the dead include law enforcement officers and a criminal fugitive shot by members of a gang|
|Sacking of Osceola||1861 Sep 23||Osceola||Missouri||9-12||and town of 3,000 sacked and burned to ground in unauthorized raid by Union Jayhawkers.|
|Centralia Massacre||1864 Sep 27||Centralia||Missouri||24||unarmed U.S. soldiers murdered by their Confederate captors including Jesse James. 123 killed in ensuing Battle of Centralia.|
|Baylor Massacre||1778 Sep 27||River Vale||New Jersey||15||54 captured or wounded by British|
|Shelton Laurel Massacre||1863 Jan 18||Madison County||North Carolina||13||unarmed Unionists, including three boys, were shot by Confederates after capture.|
|Kent State shootings||1970 May 4||Kent State University||Ohio||4||unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard|
|Greenwood Massacre||1921 May 31 and Jun 1||City of Tulsa,||Oklahoma||39-300||≥800 wounded. One of the nation's worst incidents of racial violence.|
|Cherokee Courthouse Shootout||1872 Apr 15||Tahlequah, Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma)||Oklahoma||11||died in a shoot out in a crowded courtroom, the dead included 8 Deputy US Marshals and 3 Cherokee citizens. Six Cherokee were wounded including the defendant and the judge.|
|Chinese Massacre Cove||1887 May||Wallowa County||Oregon||10-34||Chinese gold miners ambushed and murdered by a gang of horse thieves.|
|Lattimer massacre||1897 Sep 10||near Hazleton||Pennsylvania||19||coal miners killed by sheriff's posse|
|Ponce massacre||1937 Mar 21||Ponce||Puerto Rico||19||protestors killed by police|
|Río Piedras massacre||1935 Oct 24||Río Piedras||Puerto Rico||5||protestors killed by police|
|Orangeburg Massacre||1968 Feb 8||Orangeburg||South Carolina||3||28 injured by 9 Highway Patrol officers firing into a crowd of protestors against segregation.|
|Hamburg Massacre||1876 Jul 4||Hamburg||South Carolina||7||town looted in a racially motivated incident during Reconstruction.|
|Waxhaw Massacre||1780 May 29||Lancaster||South Carolina||118||150 wounded, 53 captured by British against American Revolutionary soldiers|
|Fort Pillow massacre||1864 Apr 12||Henning||Tennessee||297||277 Federal black troops by Confederate soldiers (the Union survivors maintain they had never surrendered)|
|Dawson Massacre||1842 Sep 17||near San Antonio de Bexar||Texas||36||15 injured Americans killed by Mexican artillery fire after raising white flag.|
|Goliad massacre||1836 Mar 27||Goliad||Texas||300+||28 escaped, 100 spared as prisoners in mass killing ordered by Antonio López de Santa Anna|
|Nueces massacre||1862 Aug 10||Kinney County||Texas||34||German Texans killed by Confederate soldiers|
|Mountain Meadows massacre||1857 Sep 7–11||Mountain Meadows, Utah Territory||Utah||100-140||Emigrant wagon train annihilated by the Mormon Utah Territorial Militia and some Paiute Native Americans|
|Midnight Massacre||1945 Jul 7–8||Salina, Utah||Utah||9||German POWs killed by an American guard|
|Westminster massacre||1775 Mar 13||Westminster (then part of the New Hampshire Grants)||Vermont||2||killed by officers of the British crown in endeavoring to subdue a mob.|
|Everett massacre||1916 Nov 5||Everett||Washington||5||27 injured and scores of labor unionists arrested by police and vigilantes.|
|Centralia Massacre||1919 Nov 11||Centralia||Washington||6||many injured in street conflict between American Legion and Industrial Workers of the World members|
|Wah Mee massacre||1983 Feb 18||Seattle||Washington||13||1 injured by 3 perpetrators during an armed robbery|
|Bay View Massacre||1886 May 5||Bay View||Wisconsin||7||Labor protesters killed by National Guardsmen|
|Rock Springs massacre||1885 Sep 2||Rock Springs||Wyoming||28||15 injured in a racial dispute between white and Chinese miners.|
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- FBI story of the Kansas City Massacre
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- "These would be the first of many probes into what soon became known as the Kent State Massacre. Like the Boston Massacre almost exactly two hundred years before (5 March 1770), which it resembled, it was called a massacre not for the number of its victims but for the wanton manner in which they were shot down." Philip Caputo (4 May 2005). "The Kent State Shootings, 35 Years Later". NPR. Retrieved 9 November 2007.
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