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Mr Monkey at the Museum of History and Industry, 29th January

"It was quite a small battle, really"

Mr Monkey looking at a map of the Battle of Seattle Mr Monkey examining a flag sewn during the battle

In 1855 some Indian tribes decided they didn't much like the American settlers and started making attacks on them. Several months of low level warfare ended in January 1856 at the Battle of Seattle when an Indian attack was driven off by settlers, a militia and a warship from the U.S. Navy. Mr Monkey examined a map of the battle, which shows most of Seattle at the time, and a flag sewn from scraps by women and children hiding in a blockhouse during the fighting.

You can read about the battle at the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History.

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