Massacre of Pottawatomie Creek (32 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


John Brown and a group of fellow abolitionists attack and kill five pro-slavery settlers near Pottawatomie Creek, part of the build-up to the American Civil War that is known as 'Bleeding Kansas'.

Editors. "Massacre of Pottawatomie Creek". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 22 October 2016.]