Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
At the Break of Dawn . . .
. . . you and fellow warriors prepare for battle. You wear your fines dress which includes your war shirt. The war pony you selected is painted and readied for battle as well. All of this preparation will give you spiritual strength and protection in the upcoming battle. You gather your weapons; bow, arrows, lance, war club, knife and war shield.
Upon arriving at Lodge Trail Ridge, the mounted Sioux hide in draws east of the soldier’s road. The Cheyenne, Arapaho and Sioux warriors, mounted and dismounted, hide in the brush along Peno Creek.
Two men are selected from each tribe to act as decoys. It is a great honor for these ten warriors; they leave for the battle to attack and lure the soldiers into the ambush.
Members of the warrior societies caution you to remain hidden, keep your horse quiet and await the signal. The soldiers come as predicted; the decoys criss-cross as a Cheyenne war leader signals the attack.
You break from cover.
Location. 44° 34.833′ N, 106° 0′ 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 Hunt's 1811 Astorian Overland Expedition (approx. 12 miles away).
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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