American Experience

The Pottawatomie Massacre

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 26s

On the night of May 24th, 1856, Brown and four of his sons dragged five pro-slavery men from their cabins, and hacked them to pieces with broadswords. "Brown is not simply evening the score in Kansas. He's really also trying to strike terror into the hearts of pro-slavery settlers."

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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