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The Long Run Massacre & Floyd’s Defeat 2012
September 7-9

Presented by The Painted Stone Settlers

Photos by Jim Cummings


The Hunters of Kentucky


American Indians at
The Long Run Massacre

Other Faces
from The 2012 Long Run Massacre


Attack on the Settlers

Photos from Saturday’s Battle Re-Enactment

It was about midday when the settlers were attacked while evacuating Painted Stone Station.

Attack on the Settlers

Photos from Sunday’s Battle Re-Enactment

Although they had been sent a military escort - the militia pulled off the trail and the settlers continued on alone


The Prisoner Exchange


In a quest to better understand history, The Painted Stone Settlers provide visitors with a scenario about one of the many prisoner exchanges that were held throughout the Ohio valley in the late 1700’s in which natives and settlers came together to trade prisoners for goods.


School Day at The Long Run Massacre Friday
September 7, 2012


Over 820 School children visited The Painted Stone Settlers - Long Run Massacre encampment on Friday. They visited over 21 stations where demonstrators taught 15 minute segments of pioneer life. Then at 11 AM all met on the battle field for a cannon demonstration and “mini” battle re-enactment. Many had lunch on the grounds and then continued visiting the camps until the returning buses signaled the end of a perfect day.
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What makes Painted Stone’s School Day different from other historical sites? 
The 18th Century replica cannon of course

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For information about participating in the 2012 School Day please email the school coordinator for The Painted Stone Settlers.

Education through applied interpretation ©

The History

The Painted Stone Settlers were a group of settlers led by Squire Boone who built their station in 1780 Kentucky. By 1781, as Indian attacks were becoming more frequent the group opted to leave the settlement for a more populated station. Linn Station was 23 miles from Painted Stone. During the trek, the settlers with their livestock and household goods had to cross Long Run Creek. It was about noon and at this point that 50 Miami Indians with their British allies chose to attack.

Men, women and children were killed and scattered, many not reaching Linn Station until nightfall. On the following day Col. John Floyd, of the Jefferson County Militia led a party of men out to check for survivors and bury the dead. The Indians had stayed in the area knowing the settlers would return. This militia group was also attacked. Seventeen men were killed or captured. It became known as Floyd’s Defeat.

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