Agate in Sioux County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Guests from Pine Ridge
Lakota visits to Agate Springs Ranch continued through a generation of families from 1888 through the late 1930s.
Center: Encampment at Agate Springs Ranch, circa 1914. By this time, canvas tents had replaced the traditional buffalo hide tipis.
Lower Center: James Cook and Jack Red Cloud, son of Chief Red Cloud, communicated through sign language at this gathering on the front lawn of the ranch house, circa 1898.
Lower Right: Cook family members joined Lakota families at a traditional dance, circa 1916. People from nearby towns and ranches came to the ranch during Lakota gatherings.
Lower Right: Lakota women gathering
Erected by Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 42° 25.515′ N, 103° 47.319′ W. Marker is in Agate, Nebraska, in Sioux County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and State Highway 29, on the left when traveling east on River Road. The marker is located at a small parking lot for the trail head on the Daemonelix trail. 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 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Agate Springs Ranch (here, next to this marker); Two Cultures, One Land (within shouting distance of this marker); A Slice Through Time (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daemonelix (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fossil Hills Trail (approx. 2˝ miles away); Bone Cabin (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Gift of Friendship (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fossil Hills Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Agate.
More about this marker. The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is a fee-free National Park Service site.
Also see . . .
1. History & Culture. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (Submitted on July 14, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 14, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.