Battle of Spokane Plains
|Battle of Spokane Plains|
|Part of The Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-Paloos War|
|United States||Coeur D' Alenes
|Commanders and leaders|
The Battle of Spokane Plains, was a conflict between United States Army forces under George Wright and members of the Coeur d'Alene, Yakama and Spokane, Native American tribes. It took place on September 5, 1858 near what is present-day Fort George Wright. The United States Army forces were victorious. There were over 1,000 Indians from several different tribes. The American forces swept through Eastern Washington, attacking Indian villages, shooting and hanging them. Following the major battle, the disorganized Indian forces were defeated.
- Battle of Spokane Plains occurs on September 5, 1858, HistoryLink, January 29, 2003
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