1867 and 1868 were Fort Larned's most consequential years. In the spring of 1867, General Hancock blundered into war with the Cheyenne, a season of fighting known as Hancock's War. That conflict ended with the pivotal Medicine Lodge Treaty in October, 1867, which Fort Larned supplied. The following year, the gifts promised by the treaty were distributed at Fort Larned.
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The 10th Cavalry, an all-black regiment, was stationed at Fort Larned from 1867 to 1869. They departed after a fire ripped through the regiment’s stables, killing dozens of horses and destroying valuable supplies and equipment. More...