Not all the stations were burned. One wagon train carrying whiskey was attacked and the Indians were initially repulsed. That night the teamsters dumped their loads and hauled ass in the empty wagons for the next station. With the teamsters, enough people were at the station to mount a successful defense and the indians by-passed it. A stage coach driver pulled into a station and heard the news. He wanted to go a bit further down the road to check on his brother at a nearby ranch. People advised against it, but the stage driver insisted. As he pulled out a couple of guys with guns jumped aboard and away they went. Eventually they ran into an ambush of 40 indians and should have been killed. Somehow the stage driver was able to wheel the stage around and sprint back to safety. Some people at this ranch were killed but some surived. The Pawnee Ranch was successfully defended. Many people took off for Marysville, KS and Beatrice, NE for safety. Eventually five companies of local militia were formed and they went on the hunt for the Indians. One account is that there was a significant battle. Another is that the Indians found out they were about to be attacked and left. There was a huge loss of property in this attack. Everyone knew which tribes were responsible but no one could prove it. If they could, the damages would have to been paid by the Indians out of funds the government gave them for their own damages and to be cool with everyone.