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Battle of Summit Springs

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 14:42, last changed on 11/15/2016 - 15:51
On July 11, 1869, the Fifth US Cavalry defeated a band of Cheyennes in a battle at Summit Springs, about fifteen miles southeast of present-day Sterling . It was perhaps the most conclusive battle fought on Colorado soil and possibly the most significant in the entire central plains area. As the...

Beecher Island Battleground

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 10:42, last changed on 03/23/2017 - 12:06
The Battle of Beecher Island­—which pitted American scouts against Cheyenne, Sioux, and Arapaho warriors­—was one of the most significant struggles in the Indian Wars that took place in eastern Colorado during the late 1860s. The battleground, located on the banks of the Arikaree River about...

Indian Agencies and Agents

Added by yongli on 03/15/2016 - 12:10, last changed on 03/16/2017 - 10:47
Indian Agencies were established by the US government as part of the formal relationship with Native American groups as it acquired new lands from them. Indian Agents were individuals responsible for cultivating relationships with the Native Americans and extending government policies. As treaties...

Left Hand (Niwot)

Added by yongli on 03/04/2016 - 09:41, last changed on 01/20/2017 - 12:16
Chief Left Hand (1820s–64) was a prominent Arapaho leader in the mid-1800s, a tumultuous period in Colorado history that followed the 1858 discovery of gold near present-day Denver , on the traditional lands of the Arapaho and Cheyenne . Diplomat, negotiator, linguist, and fluent English speaker,...

Treaty of Fort Wise

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 16:14, last changed on 09/10/2016 - 21:06
The Treaty of Fort Wise was an agreement between the US government and the Cheyenne and Arapaho people who lived on the western Great Plains in present-day Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. The treaty was signed in 1861 and reduced the territorial lands previously granted to the Cheyenne and...
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