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Cheyenne in Laramie County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Greeting and The Gift

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 25, 2000
1. The Greeting and The Gift Marker
Inscription.  The scene depicts a typical meeting of the Indian and the Mountain Man on the open plains of Wyoming during the time of western discovery and exploration in the early 1800’s.

At such meeting the offering of friendship would take place. The Indian is holding out a ceremonial buffalo horn filled with Rock Mountain “sweetwater” while the Mountain Man brings several beaver skins stretched on rounds of aspen branches.

Note that the Mountain Man holds his Muzzle Loading “long rifle” well away from his body with this hand over the muzzle to assure that it is harmless.

The Indian stands 12’6” and weight 3000 pounds. The Mountain Man, whose raised had reaches to 14’, weighs 2500 pounds.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 3.576′ N, 104° 52.678′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on High Plains Road. The marker is on the grounds of the Wyoming Travel and Tourism Center off I-25, Exit 4. Touch for map

The Greeting and The Gift statues image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 25, 2000
2. The Greeting and The Gift statues
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5611 High Plains Road, Cheyenne WY 82007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trails & Tales of I-25 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yellowstone Highway (about 500 feet away); Magic City of the Plains (about 500 feet away); Wyoming’s Wildlife Heritage (about 600 feet away); Outlaws! (about 700 feet away); Cheyenne Corner Stone (approx. 4.7 miles away); Camp Carlin (approx. 5.6 miles away); Cheyenne's Early Fire Companies (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheyenne.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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