Picture of James D. Henry Brown

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Picture of James D. Henry Brown

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Here is a photo of James D. Henry Brown who was named by those in the Wiyot tribe as the main perpetrator and leader behind the Indian Island Massacre. Later determined to be true by historian Martha Roscoe as she states that he lived on a ranch in Kneeland at the time (a few miles outside of Eureka) and reportedly “tried to run everyone out (Natives) and was said to have scalped people in order to blame it on the Indians.” Was part of the Humboldt Volunteers.

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Courtesy of the Humboldt Historian

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Martha Roscoe, “Indian Island Massacre—Perpetrators” file, Humboldt County Historical Society, Eureka; J. Michael Kellogg, Minority Groups in Humboldt County: A History of the Treatment of Indians, 47-48. Photocopy, Humboldt County Collection, Humboldt State University Library, Arcata.

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http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/genocide-and-extortion/Slideshow/2181275/2181279

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james-d.-h.-brown.jpg

Citation

Courtesy of the Humboldt Historian , “Picture of James D. Henry Brown,” Northwestern California Genocide Project, accessed January 23, 2022, https://nwgenocide.omeka.net/items/show/55.

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