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Lewellen

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Lewellen is a village in Garden County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 224 at the 2010 census.GeographyLewellen is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37sqmi, all of it land.HistoryIn 1855, General Harney and his troops made a surprise attack against the Brulé Sioux at their camp on Blue Creek, the site of what developed as present-day Lewellen, Nebraska. In what is known as the Battle of Blue Creek or the Battle of Ash Hollow, Chief Iron Shell and his warriors resisted the 600 troops brought by Harney. It was a punitive expedition by the US in retaliation for Sioux raids against settlers.Many Sioux women and children hid in caves along Blue Creek but the soldiers fired into the caves, killing many. Two of Iron Shell's wives were captured that day, though Iron Shell escaped. That confrontation constituted the largest loss of life through death or capture and loss of property that the Brulé Sioux had ever suffered; 86 of their people were killed outright.Lewellen was laid out in 1906 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for storekeeper Frank Lewellen.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 224 people, 130 households, and 53 families residing in the village. The population density was 605.4PD/sqmi. There were 200 housing units at an average density of 540.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the village was 94.6% White, 0.4% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.9% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.
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