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John Henry Lott
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Birth: 1808
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown

John Henry Lott, known as Henry was known to trade with the Indians and steal horses from Indians and whites alike, in the early times of the state of Iowa. He moved to land near the Boone River and the Indians did not like that he located on their land in their hunting grounds. They harassed the family and killed livestock. In 1846, the Indians assaulted his wife and she died of injuries suffered in the attack. Henry set out to avenge the death of his wife. He apparently poisoned some pork and whiskey and left it where the Sioux could find it and then left the area. Henry's actions may have helped cause the Spirit Lake Massacre which occurred in March 1857 in northern Iowa. 
 
Burial:
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Created by: Deena
Record added: Feb 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85165634
 

 
 
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