Dull Knife Battlefield Tour, Saturday, June 24, 2017
Red Fork Ranch LLC
Ken & Cheri Graves & Girls
2384 Barnum Rd. Kaycee, WY 82639
- Cost: $80 per person
- Meet at Red Fork Ranch at 10:00 am
- Lunch provided near Red Fork Creek under the shade trees
- Portable toilets will be available
- Due to problems and issues in the past, there will be no dogs allowed
- All day tour, jeans & good hiking shoes recommended
- Come prepared for lots of sun – caps, hats, long sleeved shirts, sun screen
- Bottled water provided
- Space is limited, so please make your reservations early
Dull Knife Battlefield Tour
Nestled in the Red Fork valley was a large village of Northern Cheyenne Indians. Colonel Ranald Mackenzie led 1100 men into this valley and attacked the camp at dawn on November 25, 1876. Many of these warriors had been at the Battle of the Little Big Horn which took place June 25, 1876. A descriptive, detailed account of the battle will be given by Cheri Graves. She and her husband, Ken and their three daughters are the local landowners. Descendents of Chief Dull Knife and other Northern Cheyenne as well as Pawnee have come here and we will learn about their people through stories that have been handed down for generations.
- Load up on flatbed trailers and travel to where the village was located, then on to where we begin our hike to the “East Gap”, where the cavalry troops entered the valley. During this hike we will cross some draws, one being quite steep. (If you have a walking stick, bring it along)
- After lunch we will cross the creek and travel across the battlefield with several stops along the way.
- We will end up at the “Big Red Draw” where the Indian women and children were hiding. From there we can view their escape route.
- If time allows we will look at remnants of breast works along the edge of the draw and some tepee rings.
- Tour over around 5:00 pm
The deadline for registration is June 17, 2017. For more information contact Cheri Graves, 2384 Barnum Rd., Kaycee, WY 82639, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 307-738-2247. If no one is available please leave a message and your call will be returned.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience some Wyoming history and enjoy the spectacular scenery!