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Near Harrison in Sioux County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Laramie - Fort Robinson Trail

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, May 21, 2019
1. Fort Laramie - Fort Robinson Trail Marker
Inscription.  Near here are ruts left by the famed 1874 Sioux Expedition, a U.S. military force sent to establish Camps Sheridan and Robinson. The 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie had guaranteed food and supplies to the Sioux and other tribes in exchange for lands ceded to the United States. To distribute annuity goods, Red Cloud Agency was established on the North Platte River below Fort Laramie. In 1873 the agency was relocated to the White River Valley near present-day Crawford.

Misunderstandings between Indian leaders and agents hampered the distribution of supplies during the winter of 1873-1874. In three separate incidents in February, hostile bands of Sioux killed freighter Edward Gray, Red Cloud agent Frank Appleton, and two soldiers from Fort Laramie, including Lieutenant Levi Robinson. General Philip Sheridan responded by organizing the Sioux Expedition.

In early March nearly one thousand troops followed an old fur-trade route from Fort Laramie to the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies. The establishment of Camps Robinson and Sheridan maintained an uneasy peace until the outbreak of the Sioux War two years later. Camp Robinson was
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By Brian Anderson, May 21, 2019
2. Fort Laramie - Fort Robinson Trail Marker
renamed Fort Robinson in 1878 and the improved Fort Laramie--Fort Robinson Trail helped supply this outpost on the plains.
 
Erected by Citizens of Sioux County & Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 158.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 35.278′ N, 103° 50.049′ W. Marker is near Harrison, Nebraska, in Sioux County. Marker is on State Highway 29 0.4 miles south of Evergreen Road, on the right when traveling south. 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 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Harrison (approx. 7 miles away); Coffee Siding (approx. 11 miles away); Fossil Hills Trail (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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