Twenty four settlers are killed during the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.
On September 3, 1812, a war party of Native Americans made a surprise attack on the village. Twenty-four settlers, including fifteen children, were massacred. Two children were kidnapped. Only four of the Indian attackers were killed.
According to contemporary reports, the leader of the attack was rumored to be an Indian named Missilemotaw. He was captured on September 20, 1813 and under threat of death confessed he had led the raid. He claimed to be a close confidant of the Indian chieftain and told his captors the British had been supplying the Indians with arms and equipment since 1809 in preparation for war.The raid was the first Indian attack in Indiana during the War of 1812. The Pigeon Roost settlement was rebuilt, but was eventually abandoned.