August 20, 1877 Battle of Camas Creek


This battle took place just south of Montana's border with Idaho. Supposedly some 35 miles north of Rexburgh, Idaho or 11 miles south of Montana. Battle of Camas Creek was a part of Mullan Road War. A list of Mullan Road War battles is below. After Battle of Big Hole which was fought on August 9-10, 1877, Ojibway Soldiers were sent out from their villages around Great Falls of Missouri River to wage war against whites. Battle of Camas Creek was possibly a part of an American Siege of Great Falls that commenced on August 9, 1877. A few days after Siege of Great Falls commenced, a force of 250 American Soldiers were attacked by up to 250 Ojibway Soldiers on August 20, 1877. Ojibway Soldiers were also attacking white settlers. After finding their enemies camp, Ojibway Soldiers launched an assault which was ineffective. Among American Soldiers were their Indian allies which enraged Ojibway leaders. They did capture many of their enemies horses and mules however. It was yet dark when Ojibway Soldiers launched their assault which may have hampered their goal. They did inflict a coulple of casualties which were wounds rather than graves. Afterwards, Ojibway Soldiers then made a swift retreat. American leaders quickly organized their soldiers and commenced pursuing those Ojibway Soldiers who had just attacked their camp. They caught up to them by daylight and another battle was fought. Both sides sought concealment during battle and that probably led to few casualties Battle of Camas Creek produced. American casualties were 12, with 2 killed. Ojibway casualties were higher. I'm not certain if this battle was actually fought in Idaho. It was fought a few days after Big Hole Battle.



Battles of Mullan Road War

Steam Boat Chippewa Fiasco

Battle of Big Mound

Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake

Battle of Stoney Lake

Battle of White Stone Hill

Battle of Killdeer Mountain

Fisk's Expedition

Battle of Red Buttes

Battle of Deer Creek Station

Battle of Dry Creek

Custard Wagon Train Fight

Platte Bridge Battle

Battle of Bone Pile Creek

Battle at Platte Bridge Station

Battle of Fort Rice

Battle of the Tongue River

1865 Powder River Expedition

Sun River Stampede

Battle of Crazy Woman Creek

Battle of Peno Creek

Fetterman Massacre

Fort Buford Massacre

Haystack Battle

Battle of Fort Kearny

Battle Near Fort Ellis

Battle of Popo Aguie

Marias River Massacre

Battle of Miner's Delight

Pryor's Fork Battle (1872 Yellowstone Expedition)

Second Battle of Tongue River (1873 Yellowstone Expedition)

Battle of Bighorn (1873 Yellowstone Expedition)

Battle of Powder River

Battle of the Rosebud

Custers Last Stand

Battle of Snake Mountain

Battle of Slim Buttes

Battle of Cedar Creek

Battle of Bates Creek

Battle of Ash Creek

Battle of Wolf Mountain

Battle of Lame Deer

Battle of White Bird Canyon

Battle of the Cottonwoods

Battle of the Clearwater

Battle of Weippe Prairie

Battle of Big Hole

Battle of Horse Prairie

Battle of Birch Creek, Idaho

Battle of Camas Creek

Battle of Canyon Creek

Battle of Cow Island

Battle of Cow Creek

Battle of Bear Paw

Battle of South Mountain

Battle of Silver River

Battle of Birch Creek

Battle of Clearwater River

Battle of Clark's Fork

Battle of Heart Mountain

Massacre Near Yellowstone Lake

Battle of Jackson Hole

Battle of Careless Creek

Battle of Big Creek

Battle of Milk River

Battle of Pumpkin Creek

Battle of Poplar River