Settlers on the abandoned Fort Fetterman Reservation in Wyoming. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands

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  • Grazing,
  • Public lands,
  • Fort Fetterman (Wyo.)

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Other titlesHomesteaders on Fort Fetterman Reservation in Wyoming to purchase pasture land
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Pagination2 p.
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Fort Fetterman was a wooden fort constructed in by the United States Army on the Great Plains frontier in Dakota Territory, approximately 11 miles northwest of present-day Douglas, d high on the bluffs south of the North Platte River, it served as a major base for the start of several United States military expeditions against warring Native American t city: Orpha, Wyoming.

Fort Fetterman is located north of Douglas, Wyo. From Interst take Exit to state Highway 93 and travel northwest about eight miles; the fort is on a hill on the right, shortly before the highway crosses the North Platte River.

The site is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and the visitor center and ordnance building are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Fetterman History. Fort Casper was abandoned when Fort Fetterman was completed and its garrison moved into the new fort in Aug Fort Fetterman was excluded from the provisions of the Treaty of Fort Laramie, which resulted in the abandonment of all forts further to the north (Fort Reno (2), Fort Phil Kearny, and Fort C.F.

Smith (1)).It became the northernmost military. In Decembera small band of Sioux and Cheyenne led an ambush now known as the Fetterman Fight or Fetterman Massacre.

Much like the skirmish at Peno Creek earlier in the month, a small band of Sioux and Cheyenne were once again harassing troops who were out on wood-cutting detail on Decem As the troops were returning to Fort Phil Kearny.

Fort Fetterman, Parade Ground,photo by Geoff Dobson. The Fort remained active until when it was abandoned by the Army. The adjacent town of Fetterman City continued on for several more years until the Railroad reached present day Douglas in Following the abandonment of Forts Reno and Phil Kearney after the Treaty of Fort.

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The reconstructed fort is operated by the City of Casper, Wyoming. * Fort Clay This fort was in use only during and and was located at the site of the present day Evansville, Wyoming, near Casper. * Fort Fetterman Est.

Abandoned Located 7 miles from Douglas, Wyoming, Fort Fetterman was the last outpost on the Bozeman Trail. The Fetterman Battlefield is located 20 miles south of Sheridan, Wyo. From Interst take Exit 44 and follow signs. This is a satellite site of Fort Phil Kearny, and it and the Wagon Box Fight site are both within five miles of the visitor center.

The grounds are open year-round as weather permits. The Fort Phil Kearny visitor center is open daily all day April 1. Open from tobecoming a very Wild West town until with shootouts, robbings, and hangings. About Fort FettermanLocated north of Douglas, Wyoming on High take Exit off Interstate Today Fort Fetterman is administered by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.

"The Fetterman Fight", by J. Ralston. Almost immediately after the Treaty ofwhich granted the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe nearly all the Powder River country, the U.S. government realized it had given away too following summer, while trying to rewrite the treaty, the government sent Colonel Henry B.

Carrington with a small army to establish three. Jul 7, - Fort Fetterman, located north of Douglas, Wyoming, is situated on a plateau above the valleys of LaPrele Creek and the North Platte River. The fort was established as a military post on Settlers on the abandoned Fort Fetterman Reservation in Wyoming.

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Fort Fetterman, the last and longest operating fort on the Bozeman Trail, is preserved as a reminder of that colorful era known as the "winning of the west' in the s. A restored officer's quarters and an ordinance warehouse stand among the many visible foundations of the fort and Fetterman City.

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The Fetterman Massacre occurred on Decemat Fort Phil Kearny, a small outpost in the foothills of the Big Horns. The second battle in American history from which came no survivors, it became a cause célèbre and was the subject of a congressional investigation/5.

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A sub-post of Fort Bridger, Camp Augur was established by Lieutenant Patrick Henry Breslin and troops from the 4th U.S. Infantry on Jin present-day Lander, was named after Brigadier General Christopher C.

Augur, commander of the Army’s Department of the Platte. Its purpose was to protect the Shoshone reservation which was created in Unlike most abandoned frontier posts, however, Fort Fetterman refused to die. Civilians in the area, already accustomed to the place, immediately moved into the buildings.

The buildings took on new life—the post was reborn as a rowdy shoot-'em-up cowtown occupied by squatters running bars, brothels, markets, stables, hotels, and even a hospital. The Arapaho (/ ə ˈ r æ p ə h oʊ /; French: Arapahos, Gens de Vache) are a tribe of Native Americans historically living on the plains of Colorado and were close allies of the Cheyenne tribe and loosely aligned with the Lakota and Dakota.

By the s, Arapaho bands formed two tribes: the Northern Arapaho and Southernthe Northern. Established in as Platte Bridge Station, the fort was renamed following a fight in July with Lakota and Cheyenne warriors, during which Lt.

Caspar Collins and other soldiers were killed. The post remained in use for another two years until it was abandoned. Fort Fetterman replaced Fort Caspar. Get directions, reviews and information for Fort Fetterman Historical Site in Douglas, WY. The U.S. government responded by building a series of protective forts along the trail; the largest and most important of these was Fort Phil Kearney, erected in in north-central Wyoming.

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The wagons formed a circle and fought off the Indians. Carrington ordered a Cpt. Powell, who had shown prudence on a similar mission several days before, to lead a relief column. Cpt. William Fetterman argued that he was senior to Powell and should be given the command.

There is one Indian reservation in Wyoming, the Wind River Reservation, with headquarters at Fort Washakie. The reservation is the home of some 2, Shoshone and 3, Arapaho Indians. The total acreage of the reservation is 1, exclusive of lands owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and other patented lands within the exterior boundaries.

Fort Clay-- Also known as Camp Davis, Fort Clay was in use during and and located at the site of the present day Evansville, Wyoming, three miles east of Casper. Fort Connor -- The original name of Fort Reno, it bore the name for only a few months in Fort Fetterman -- Built in, Fort Fetterman was the last outpost on the.

The Fetterman Massacre monument honors the battlefield dead of Decemwhen Indians wiped out a whole US Army command. This was a time of turmoil in the history of the west. This event happened approximately 10 years before the Little Big Horn (Custer's Last Stand), [a larger, more infamous massacre.]Location: Old High Sheridan, WY.

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