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Near St. Francis in Cheyenne County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Cherry Creek Encampment, 1864-65

Last Buffalo

 
 
Cherry Creek Encampment, 1864-65 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
1. Cherry Creek Encampment, 1864-65 Marker
Inscription. These iron sculptures by Todie Zweygardt are in memory of the Cheyenne and other Indians, survivors of the 29 Nov. 1864 Massacre at Sand Creek, Colo., who fled to this Cherry Creek Valley, remaining until joined by forces of there Plains tribes for an attack at Julesburg, Colo. on 7 Jan, 1865.

In the valley below, on 25 April 1887, Sam Ferguson and neighboring homesteaders shot and butchered the last known bull buffalo of this area.
 
Erected by Todie Zweygardt.
 
Location. 39° 47.209′ N, 101° 50.342′ W. Marker is near St. Francis, Kansas, in Cheyenne County. Marker is on Kansas Route 27 near U.S. 36, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Francis KS 67756, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sand Creek massacre - Wikipedia. The Sand Creek Massacre (also known as the Chivington Massacre, the Battle of Sand Creek or the Massacre of Cheyenne Indians) was an atrocity in the American Indian Wars that occurred on November 29, 1864, when a 700-man force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a peaceful village of Cheyenne and Arapaho inhabited in southeastern Colorado Territory, killing and mutilating an estimated
Cherry Creek Encampment, 1864-65 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
2. Cherry Creek Encampment, 1864-65 Marker
70–163 Indians, about two-thirds of whom were women and children.
(Submitted on November 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Julesburg, Colorado - Wikipedia. Julesburg was a large and prominent stagecoach station and the site of Fort Rankin (later Fort Sedgwick). In revenge for the Sand Creek Massacre, one thousand Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Lakota warriors attacked Julesburg on January 7, 1865. In the battle the Indians defeated about 60 soldiers of the U.S. army and 50 armed civilians. (Submitted on November 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Cherry Creek Encampment, 1864-65 Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
3. Cherry Creek Encampment, 1864-65 Memorial
List of Sand Creek Survivors and Cheyennes at Cherry Creek, Christmas 1864 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
4. List of Sand Creek Survivors and Cheyennes at Cherry Creek, Christmas 1864
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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