The Plains Indian Wars were too eventuful for just one presentation. Part one of a two-part presentation.
Wednesday, November 14
2 PM only
Jack Lasseter presents the first part of the epic story of the Plains Indian Wars during the 1800s, a time when the American frontier was moving ever westward. It is a saga too large to be told in one sitting. Troubles began along the Platte River Trail in the 1850s and continued through the spring of 1868, when the Lakota Sioux gained control of the Northern Plains and the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers were raiding along the railroad routes of the Central Plains. Hear more about various incidents and battles in this time period like the Grattan Massacre, the Sand Creek Massacre, the Dog Soldier raids, the Fetterman Massacre, and how the Western campaign developed. Learn about Sioux and Cheyenne people and their names, counting coup, the Sun Dance, the buffalo, the tipi, and the Dog Soldiers.
Tickets are $5 and may be purchased any time before the presentation. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Event Tags: American Indian, American Indian Wars, Cheyenne, event, Great Plains, history, Jack Lasseter, Native American, Plains Indian Wars, Sand Creek Massacre, Sioux, the national parks store