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Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Big Nose . . .

 
 
Big Nose . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Big Nose . . . Marker
This is one in a series of markers that tell the story of the Fetterman Fight of December 21, 1866.
Inscription.
. . . one of the Cheyenne members of the decoy party, is with you. He is riding a black horse belonging to Little Wolf, his brother, and is wearing Sweet Medicine Chief’s scalp shirt. His horse, tired from decoying the soldiers, stumbles during the charge.

Big Nose is hit and two warriors place him in the depression before you. His last request is that his head be placed up hill where he can breathe fresh air. After the battle, he dies and is buried with other warriors on the bluffs between here and the main camps. You recognize his bravery as a decoy and his death will become an honored account in the oral history of the Cheyenne.
 
Location. 44° 34.751′ N, 106° 50.553′ 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. As the Attack Continues . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); In the End . . . (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); You Pursue . . . (about 300 feet away); As a Cavalryman . . . (about 400 feet away); During Your Advance . . .
Big Nose . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Big Nose . . . Marker
(about 500 feet away); Corporal Adolph Metzger . . . (about 500 feet away); The Discoveries (about 500 feet away); At the Break of Dawn . . . (about 500 feet 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 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Marker on the Fetterman Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Marker on the Fetterman Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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