Battle of Four Lakes

The Battle of Four Lakes was a historic war that took place during the Coeur d’Alene War in 1858. This happened in the Washington Territory, which is now present-day Washington and Idaho. In fact, the battle was fought near Four Lakes, Washington, which is why it is called the Battle of Four Lakes. On September 1, 1958, the U.S. Army Troop went to battle against the Native Americans. Colonel George Wright conducted this battle after the defeat of a force under Lieutenant Colonel Edward Steptoe in May 1958. 

Under Colonel George Wright’s leadership, the 500 U.S. Army Troop was able to defeat the 500 Native Americans from the Yakama, Palouse, Spokane, and Coeur d’Alene Tribes. The battle lasted about four hours, with a heavy loss from the Native Americans. This was a significant battle because of the difference in weapons that were used between different sides. The U.S. Army Troop was much more advanced, firing newly developed minie balls. You can check out the Battle of Four Lakes Monument that commemorates this at 13219 W. 1st venue, Four Lakes, WA 99014. 

To learn more about the Battle of Four Lakes, visit the Cultural Tours that are hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. Check out the website and the Facebook Page You can also call them at 1-800-523-2464. The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel is open on Monday-Thursday from 7:00 am to 3:00 am and Friday-Sunday 24 hours. The address is 37914 South Nukwalqw Worley, Idaho 83876. We look forward to you taking this cultural tour to learn more about the history of the Battle of Four Lakes.

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