Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Big Nose . . .
. . . one of the Cheyenne members of the decoy party, is with you. He is riding a black horse belonging to Little Wolf, his brother, and is wearing Sweet Medicine Chief’s scalp shirt. His horse, tired from decoying the soldiers, stumbles during the charge.
Big Nose is hit and two warriors place him in the depression before you. His last request is that his head be placed up hill where he can breathe fresh air. After the battle, he dies and is buried with other warriors on the bluffs between here and the main camps. You recognize his bravery as a decoy and his death will become an honored account in the oral history of the Cheyenne.
Location. 44° 34.751′ N, 106° 50.553′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from Piney Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. As the Attack Continues . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); In the End . . . (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); You Pursue . . . (about 300 feet away); As a Cavalryman . . . (about 400 feet away); During Your Advance . . . Corporal Adolph Metzger . . . (about 500 feet away); The Discoveries (about 500 feet away); At the Break of Dawn . . . (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all of the markers on the Fetterman Fight Interpretive Trail.
Also see . . . The Fetterman Fight. Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.