Bloody Island Massacre

In 1850, the Pomo who inhabited the island Bo-No-Po-Ti, in Clear Lake, were attacked by the United States Army First Dragoons Regiment. The attack was retribution for the murderer of two settlers by enslaved Pomos. The First Dragoons surrounded the island of Bo-No-Po-Ti, which was home to a village of free Pomo, and slaughtered almost all the Pomo on the island.


Keann Kline, Michael Mayer, Shana Bishop, Liam Hazelton, Nicholas Schieferecke (Fall 2016)