Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Combatants: Warriors
Plains Indian warriors varied in age from teens into their thirties. Being superb horsemen and skilled marksmen with bow and arrow, these warriors used their athletic skills and knowledge of the terrain to trap their enemies. Although they often fought and lived together, this gathering of so many Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors during the winter was unique. Because of a Spiritual Leaderís vision prior to the confrontation, these tribes referred to the Fetterman Fight as the battle of “One Hundred in the Hands.”
American Horse . . .
† † † . . . was an Oglala Sioux, who may have killed Captain Fetterman. His description of Fettermanís death matched military autopsy reports. He became a prominent leader of his people during their cultural change from nomadic to reservation life.
Crazy Horse . . .
. . . was a young Oglala Sioux warrior and member of the decoy party at the Fetterman Fight. Ten years later he led warriors at the battles of the Rosebud and Little Big Horn. As one of the last Sioux leaders to surrender to the U.S. Government, he was killed at Fort Robinson in 1877.
Wild Hog . . .
† † † . . . was a leader of the Cheyenne tribe. He fought in the Dull Knife battle and participated in the Cheyenne march from Oklahoma to Fort Robinson.
Location. 44° 34.423′ N, 106° 50.465′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from Piney Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Combatants: Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Scenarios: Fetterman Fight, December 21, 1866 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weapons of the Fetterman Fight (about 500 feet away); Northern Plains Indian Wars (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fetterman Massacre Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fetterman Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bozeman Trail † † † 1863 – 1868 (approx. 0.2 miles away); As an Infantryman . . . (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Banner.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all of the markers on the Fetterman Fight Interpretive Trail.
Also see . . . The Fetterman Fight. Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 21, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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