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    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

Fort Larned Historic Program April 30

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Date: April 7, 2011

Everyone is invited to a historic program at the site of the Cheyenne and Sioux Village in Ness County, presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard on Saturday, April 30, 2011. A car caravan will leave Fort Larned NHS at 1:15 to visit the Indian village. At the village an Indian encampment will be set up for visitors. George Elmore will speak about the search for, discovery, and archeaological investigations at the site. He will be followed by military historian Leo E. Oliva, Woodston, KS, who will talk about the acquisition of the site by the Fort Larned Old Guard.

The Cheyenne and Sioux Village in Ness County was captured and burned by the Army in 1867. The afternoon presentations at the village site are free. The site is closed to the public except for special events. There is a charge of $15 per person for the evening dinner and program at Fort Larned. Following dinner guest speaker Dr. Henrietta Mann, President of Cheyenne and Arapaho College in Weatherford, OK will speak about "Walking the Cheyenne Road of Life."

For more information or to make a reservation contact Leo Oliva at 888-321-7341.

Did You Know?

George A. Custer

George Armstrong Custer and the newly-organized 7th U.S. Cavalry encamped at Fort Larned before and during their campaigns against the Cheyenne in 1867 and 1868. Custer's first experience dealing with Plains Indians occurred at Fort Larned. More...