Near Wright in Campbell County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Bozeman Trail
The great Sioux chief, Red Cloud, led his warriors against the emigrants traveling the Bozeman Trail. The United States responded in 1865 and 1866 by building military forts along the trail. While emigrant travel declined sharply after 1866, Native American hostilities persisted and the forts remained opened until 1868, when a new Fort Laramie Treaty was signed. The new treaty re-established the Native Americans possession of the Powder River lands. However, in only six years, the discovery of gold in the Black Hills created conflict, and the Native Americans ultimately lost control of the lands the Bozeman Trail crossed. The trail continued to be used as a military and freight road and by local travelers into the 20th century.
Location. 43° 33.756′ N, 105° 54.87′ W. Marker is near Wright, Wyoming, in Campbell County. Marker is on State Highway 387 at milepost 124 near Brown Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wright WY 82732, United States of America.
More about this marker. This marker is located about 7 3/4 miles west of Pine Tree Junction (State Routes 387 and 50 (Pine Tree Road)).
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.