Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
As a Plains Indian . . .
. . . your preparations for the battle began two weeks ago when some leaders, including Red Leaf, High Back Bone and Black Leg, determined that the soldiers from the Buffalo Creek Fort could be ambushed.
At your main camp on the Tongue River two days to the north, your village gathered horses, weapons and food. Red Cloud sought allies. A combined force of Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors moved south along Prairie Dog Creek a week ago and camped just north of here.
One ambush failed two days ago. Yesterday, a spiritual leader was consulted. Three times he rode, blowing a whistle, seeking a vision of the upcoming battle. Each time he returned with an increasing number of soldiers in his hand. On the fourth try, he returned carrying one hundred; the victory is named “One Hundred in the Hand.”
Location. 44° 34.868′ N, 106° 50.532′ 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. At the Break of Dawn . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); Corporal Adolph Metzger . . . (within shouting You Pursue . . . (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Nose . . . (about 700 feet away); As the Attack Continues . . . (approx. 0.2 miles away); In the End . . . (approx. 0.2 miles away); As a Cavalryman . . . (approx. 0.2 miles away); During Your Advance . . . (approx. 0.2 miles 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 Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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