|July 18th, 2004-Redland, TX.
"11th Annual Battle of Neches Memorial"
|The American Indian Genocide
Museum's Display at the 11th
Annual Battle of the Neches
|Seven months before the battle, the President of the Republic, Mirabeau Lamar said in his first
message to the Texas Congress, "...an exterminating war upon their warriors, which will admit of no
compromise and have no termination except in their total extinction or total expulsion."
Every year, the Battle of the Neches Memorial Ceremony is held in Redland, Texas in order to
honor the 800 men, women, and children who were massacred here on July 16th, 1839.