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Native American Massacres

  • By: J. Michael Olivero
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

According to President Abraham Lincoln, the difference between a “massacre” and a “battle” is that there is wanton killing of noncombatants in a massacre. The concept of an Indian massacre might conjure the notion of the slaughter of White settlers ...

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