Near Scott City in Scott County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Near here in 1878 Col. William H. Lewis, commanding troops from Fort Dodge, was fatally wounded in a battle with Chief Dull Knife and his Northern Cheyennes. Lewis was the last army officer killed by Indians in Kansas.
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 81(A).)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 37.79′ N, 100° 54.125′ W. Marker is near Scott City, Kansas, in Scott County. Marker is on U.S. 83 Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scott City KS 67871, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Canyon, 1878 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Steele Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Plains Apache at El Cuartelejo (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named El Quartelejo (approx. 3.3 miles away); El Cuartelejo Archeology (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pueblo Floor Plan (approx. 3.3 miles away); El Cuartelejo (approx. 3.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Also see . . . El Quartelejo Pueblo Ruins. From the Western Vistas Historic Byway website. (Submitted on August 20, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.