The Greeting and The Gift
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.
Location. 41° 3.576′ N, 104° 52.678′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on High Plains Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Wyoming Travel and Tourism Center off I-25, Exit 4. 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.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 13 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.