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Near Whitney in Dawes County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Butte Country

 
 
Butte Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 21, 2019
1. Butte Country Marker
Inscription.  Perhaps no spot in Nebraska is so surrounded by historical and geographical landmarks as this one. Numerous landmarks of the period of the Indian Wars are visible from here. The site of a legendary battle between the Sioux and Crow Indians, Crow Butte, lies directly to the south. It was also a pioneer landmark for Indians, soldiers, and cattlemen.

To the west are the Red Cloud Buttes. From these well-known buttes, one may see the town of Crawford to the east, Fort Robinson to the south, and the site of the Red Cloud Agency to the southeast. The escarpment stretching north from the buttes was also a prominent early landmark.

Approximately half a mile northwest of this point is the site of the Treaty Tree. There in September, 1875, while thousands of members of the Sioux Indian Nation looked on, the Allison Commission made an unsuccessful attempt to buy the Black Hills area from the Indians. It was not until after the bloody campaigns of 1876 that the Sioux Commission, headed by George Manypenny, succeeded in purchasing the area.
 
Erected by the Historical Land Mark Council. (Marker
Butte Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 21, 2019
2. Butte Country Marker
Number 003.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 42° 43.342′ N, 103° 19.593′ W. Marker is near Whitney, Nebraska, in Dawes County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Betson Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 20. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitney NE 69367, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford (approx. 5 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Robinson (approx. 7.9 miles away); Fort Robinson (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Cheyenne Outbreak (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.
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