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The Long Run Massacre & Floyd’s Defeat 2013
September 6-8

Presented by The Painted Stone Settlers

Photos by Kathy Cummings


Scenes from the Battle

As the settlers of The Painted Stone Station were evacuating to a more populated station they were attacked by some 50 Miami Indians. Women, children, livestock and household goods were all spread along the trail.

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The Participants

Each re-enacting event is only as good as the participants. The participants at The Painted Stone Settlers - Long Run Massacre were many and varied and gave a wonderful living history lesson to the crowd.

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The Prisoner Exchange

In a quest to better understand history, The Painted Stone Settlers provide visitors with a scenario about one of the many prisoner exchanges that were held throughout the Ohio valley in the late 1700’s in which natives and settlers came together to trade prisoners for goods.

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School Day at The Long Run Massacre Friday
September 8, 2013


The History

The Painted Stone Settlers were a group of settlers led by Squire Boone who built their station in 1780 Kentucky. By 1781, as Indian attacks were becoming more frequent the group opted to leave the settlement for a more populated station. Linn Station was 23 miles from Painted Stone. During the trek, the settlers with their livestock and household goods had to cross Long Run Creek. It was about noon and at this point that 50 Miami Indians with their British allies chose to attack.

Men, women and children were killed and scattered, many not reaching Linn Station until nightfall. On the following day Col. John Floyd, of the Jefferson County Militia led a party of men out to check for survivors and bury the dead. The Indians had stayed in the area knowing the settlers would return. This militia group was also attacked. Seventeen men were killed or captured. It became known as Floyd’s Defeat.

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