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

Cavalry Barracks/Cheyenne Outbreak

 
 
Cavalry Barracks/Cheyenne Outbreak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, May 25, 2021
1. Cavalry Barracks/Cheyenne Outbreak Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
Cavalry Barracks
1874

Cheyenne Outbreak

One hundred and forty-nine Northern Cheyenne Indians led by Dull Knife were taken into custody by troops from from Fort Robinson in October 23, 1878. Imprisoned in the log cavalry barracks, they escaped on January 9, 1879. Fort Robinson soldiers pursued the Cheyenne until the last ones were killed or captured on January 23, 1879.

Destroyed by fire
March 22, 1898

 
Erected by Nebraska State Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersForts and CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is October 23, 1878.
 
Location. 42° 39.883′ N, 103° 27.876′ W. Marker is near Crawford, Nebraska, in Dawes County. Marker can be reached from Bridges to Buttes Byway (U.S. 20). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 Bridges to Buttes Byway, Crawford NE 69339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adjuncts Office/Guardhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Crazy Horse (within shouting
Reconstructed Cavalry Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, May 25, 2021
2. Reconstructed Cavalry Barracks
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distance of this marker); The Flight of the Cheyennes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Robinson (about 400 feet away); Officers’ Row, 1874-1875 (about 600 feet away); Sea Level Bench Mark (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1909 Brick Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); K-9 Training Area (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Last updated on June 7, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.   2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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