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Account of the Birch Creek massacre of 1877

Identifier: M252

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a transcript of a letter (1878 January 24, Salmon City, Idaho Territory) from W.H. Falkner to his sister: Mrs. S.A. Groves of Milford, Indiana; additional sheet provides explanation of Nez Percé uprising and massacre. Original letter owned by R. F. Stanton, Arco, Idaho.


  • 1878


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

William H. Falkner was born in Indiana circa 1842, the son of James Falkner (b.1807; Scotland) and Elizabeth Park (b. 1821; Scotland). By 1870 he was a placer miner living at Fort Lemhi, Lemhi County, Idaho Territory.


1 envelope (2 pages)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; R. F. Stanton; Arco, Idaho; n.d.

Varying Form of Title

Birch Creek massacre of 1877

Finding Aid for the Account of the Birch Creek massacre of 1877.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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