Bloody Island (Bo-no-po-ti)

Bloody Island (Bo-no-po-ti) (HM44)

Location: Upper Lake, CA 95485 Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.974', W 122° 53.288'

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One-fourth mile west is the island called Bo-no-po-ti (Old Island), now Bloody Island. It was a place for native gatherings until May 15, 1850. On that date, a regiment of the 1st Dragoons of the U.S. Cavalry, commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Lyon and Lt. J.W. Davidson, massacred nearly the entire native population of the island. Most were women and children. This act was in reprisal for the killing of Andrew Kelsey and Charles Stone who had long enslaved, brutalized, and starved indigenous people in the area. The island, now a hill surrounded by reclaimed land, remains a sacred testament to this sacrifice of innocents.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 427.Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Lucy Moore Foundation, California Department of Transportation, and United States Forest Service, May 15, 2005.
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HM NumberHM44
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Marker Number427
Year Placed2005
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Lucy Moore Foundation, California Department of Transportation, and United States Forest Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:14am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 509666 N 4333380
Decimal Degrees39.14956667, -122.88813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.974', W 122° 53.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 58.44" N, 122° 53' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1235-1295 CA-20, Upper Lake CA 95485, US
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