Charging through a fringe of trees, U.S.
troops on Aug. 9, 1878, ended a four hour
skirmish with a hundred Bannock Indians
on an Island in Bennett Creek nearby.
The war had begun in June on Camas Prairie and had
swung clear to central Oregon. Now the Indians were
returning to their reservation at Fort Hall. Harried from
the island, they soon lost the pursuing troops in rough
country north of here. This was the last battle of the war.