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Near Lingle in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Grattan Fight

 
 
Sioux Indians Massacred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
1. Sioux Indians Massacred Marker
Inscription.  
Sioux Indians massacred
29 Soldiers with their
Officer
Brevet 2nd Lt. L. Grattan,
on Aug. 19, 1854. Site is
½ mile north-west.

An Indian killed a cow from a Mormon caravan. The detachment of soldiers was sent to receive the offender. In the ensuing fight all soldiers and the chief of the Brule’s Sioux, Marton-Ioway, were killed.

 
Erected 1953 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian.
 
Location. 42° 7.931′ N, 104° 24.335′ W. Marker is near Lingle, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on State Highway 157 near Road 27, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lingle WY 82223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To All Pioneers (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oregon Trail (about 600 feet away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Texas Trail
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(approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); “If I Should Die Before…” (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mormon Pioneers at Fort Laramie (approx. 8 miles away); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lingle.
 
More about this marker. This marker is west of Lingle, Wyoming.
 
Also see . . .  Grattan Fight - Indian Wars Begin on the Northern Plains - Legends of America. The Grattan Fight marked the beginning of 3½ decades of intermittent warfare on the northern Plains. On a summer afternoon in 1854 a young lieutenant, belligerently seeking to arrest a Sioux Indian for a trivial offense, forced a fight. By sundown, all the troops but one were dead. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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