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'At Least a Dozen' 


I'd like to amplify some of Thad Greenson's information in his Jan. 24 cover story, "We're Coming Home." The article indicates that not only Tuluwat but also two other Wiyot villages were attacked in the same night. If we expand the time frame from one night to five days, a total of at least a dozen Indian villages were attacked and their inhabitants massacred.

In addition to Tuluwat and villages on the South Spit and near the mouth of the Eel, massacres occurred at a second location on the South Spit, at Table Bluff, in the Fortuna area, in the Rio Dell area, at Humboldt Point, at "several ranches" on Elk River, and — just under the noses of the soldiers at Fort Humboldt — at the village of Kutserwalik in Bucksport.

It is unlikely that there was ever another killing spree of this magnitude during the California Indian genocide.

Jerry Rohde, Eureka

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