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Near Freedom in Woods County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Turkey Springs, I.T.

7 Mi. N. Of Here

 
 
Battle of Turkey Springs, I.T. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 10, 2021
1. Battle of Turkey Springs, I.T. Marker
Inscription.  Last known encounter between Indians & U.S. Army in Okla. here Sept. 13-14, 1878. Northern Cheyenne led by Dull Knife & Little Wolf fled Darlington Agency at Ft. Reno to return to Dakotas. Crossing Woods Co. they killed 2 cowboys employed by W.R. Colcord & engaged portions of Cos. G & H, 4th Cavalry, under Capt. Joseph Rendlebrock at Turkey Springs. Arapaho scout & 3 soldiers killed & 3 wounded, 5 Indians wounded, including one little girl.
 
Erected by Cherokee Strip Volunteer League and Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1878.
 
Location. 36° 48.74′ N, 99° 4.48′ W. Marker is near Freedom, Oklahoma, in Woods County. Marker is on U.S. 64, 3 miles east of County Highway N200, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located along the road at a small pullout. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Freedom OK 73842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cowboy Cemetery
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The view of the Battle of Turkey Springs, I.T. Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 10, 2021
2. The view of the Battle of Turkey Springs, I.T. Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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