Bloody Island (Bo-no-po-ti) - Upper Lake, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 08.978 W 122° 53.287
10S E 509667 N 4333387
Quick Description: A marker along Hway 20 in Upper Lake.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2009 11:58:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM7FHF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 18

Long Description:
"One-fourth mile west is the island called Bo-no-po-ti (Old Island), now Bloody Island. It was a place for native gatherings until May 15, 1850. On that date, a regiment of the 1st Dragoons of the U.S. Cavalry, commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Lyon and Lt. J.W. Davidson, massacred nearly the entire native population of the island. Most were women and children. This act was in reprisal for the killing of Andrew Kelsey and Charles Stone who had long enslaved, brutalized, and starved indigenous people in the area. The island, now a hill surrounded by reclaimed land, remains a sacred testament to this sacrifice of innocents."
Marker Number: 427.00

Marker Name: Bloody Island (Bo-no-po-ti)

County: Lake

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 05/15/2005

Location: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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