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Intro In 1858, warriors in the Spokane, Palouse, and Coeur d’Alene tribes routed that an expeditionary force commanded by Colonel Edward Steptoe. The running battle led to seven soldiers dead, and two soldiers lost, two howitzer cannons murdered, the entire loss of the bunch train, and three interpreters murdered. Colonel Steptoe and his command escaped at the middle of the night almost out of ammunition and in dire condition. The mounted infantry called Dragoons rode throughout the next day covering roughly seventy miles to the comparative security of the Snake River. The Steptoe Battle otherwise Called the Battle of Pine Creek marks the Start of the Coeur d’Alene War that disarmed the tribes from the Area. Following Steptoe's defeat, Colonel George Wright led an expedition into the southern corner of Washington that completely subjugated the Spokane, Palouse, and Coeur d’Alene's into American policy. Following the war, the United States Army disarmed the tribes and spanned three hundred horses to eliminate their capacity to maneuver to a battlefield. The conditions of peace laid out by Colonel Wright destroyed the tribe's capability to mount resistance against america ever again. Background In 1855, miners found Gold from the Colville plantations of northeastern Washington Territory. Newspapers such as the Oregonian started running daily commercials to draw miners into the area. Exciting articles with bold titles of "Colville Gold Mines" exclaimed that, "with a frequent pan we made $6, $8, $10, and as large as 20 per man!" This information created an influx of white settlement to Washington. Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens invited the settlement and proposed to consolidate two tribes w.. .