Near Harrison in Sioux County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fort Laramie - Fort Robinson Trail
Misunderstandings between Indian leaders and agents hampered the distribution of supplies during the winter of 1873-1874. In three separate incidents in February, hostile bands of Sioux killed freighter Edward Gray, Red Cloud agent Frank Appleton, and two soldiers from Fort Laramie, including Lieutenant Levi Robinson. General Philip Sheridan responded by organizing the Sioux Expedition.
In early March nearly one thousand troops followed an old fur-trade route from Fort Laramie to the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies. The establishment of Camps Robinson and Sheridan maintained an uneasy peace until the outbreak of the Sioux War two years later. Camp Robinson was
Erected by Citizens of Sioux County & Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 158.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1874.
Location. 42° 35.278′ N, 103° 50.049′ W. Marker is near Harrison, Nebraska, in Sioux County. Marker is on State Highway 29, 0.4 miles south of Evergreen Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrison NE 69346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Harrison (approx. 7½ miles away); Coffee Siding (approx. 11½ miles away); Fossil Hills Trail (approx. 12.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.