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Discussion in 'Photos' started by Buffalo Bill, Aug 24, 2009.
Northeast Nebraska, sorry if 205.
Northern Oklahoma about a quarter mile south of the Kansas border.
On Hwy 12 in Montana
Been missing this thread.
Battle canyon, Kansas, the Northern Cheyenne hid their women and children in this cave during the battle of punished women fork, under the leadership of Chief Dull Knife and Little Wolf were trying to return to their former home in the north after escaping from a reservation at Fort Reno, Oklahoma. The Cheyenne fought the army off but lost many horses in a side canyon now called pack horse canyon to the southwest, the horses were loaded with most all of their possessions the army captured the stashed horses.
The ravine going up the side to the left above the cave is the path the Cheyenne took in their escape the night after the battle, there were 92 men, 120 women and 141 children, who then crossed the Smokey Hill River and continued North pretty much up what is now high way 83 to Oberlin Kansas, where the Cheyenne dropped the hammer in frustration on the farms and ranches of the area.
Punished Woman fork is the head of the canyon where ladder creek runs, about where the dam to the pond is, the army came from this direction riding out of Fort Dodge, the Cheyenne tried to lure the army into the head of the canyon, with their warriors placed around the rim in rifle pits that are still visible today.
The cave is up the canyon to the right, not visible from the head of the canyon, the Cheyenne lay in wait along the ridge just below the top.
As the troops advanced on the position from the northwest, Colonel Lewis was mortally wounded in the thigh. He died on the way to Fort Wallace, becoming the last Army officer to be killed in Kansas during the Indian wars, Sept 27 1878.
Hwy 120 NM between Ocate and Wagon Mound.
I interrupted their flow. Good thing it was daylight.
This is what scares me to night travel around here.
Nebraska Panhandle along NE 29.
Fort Robinson SP, Nebraska.
NE 250, south of Rushville.
Along NE 2 in the Sandhills.
It's like a whole different state once you get away from the freeway, I love riding through the sandhills.
Yes, I-80 east from Grand Island was less than thrilling. I loved western Nebraska and the Sandhills.
^^ Flint Hills FTW!
Little Jerusalem will be opened to the public before long, a unique spot on the Great Plains here in Kansas, I think this is the best of the three formations of Castle Rock, Monument Rock. Little Jerusalem is awesome.
That was beautiful !!.....Thank You for posting
I live in Ohio, have traveled several times across the plains...
There is just something special about them ......and yet they are so hard to explain to others. As has been said,.. most consider them "fly-over-country"
When I have shared photos with others, and I get that "deer-in-the-headlight look ....I just say well ya need to go see for yourself.......