Plains Indian Warriors

Honoring Historic Footprints, 1875-1878

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join the National Park Service and partners for special FREE events November 15th and 16th, 2023. These events are made possible with close partnership with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Kiowa Tribe, the Comanche Nation, and the Caddo Nation - all attending from Oklahoma - as well as partners from the Florida National Guard, Flagler College and the University of Central Florida.

A drawing of Plains Indian prisoners on the Castillo's gundeck, looking towards the water.
Melancholy Prospect from Fort Marion, day after arrival

Zotom - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Flagler College: Ringhaver Student Center Virginia Room

(50 Sevilla Street Saint Augustine Florida 32084)

Wednesday November 15th: Flagler College

9:00am - 10:45am - Opening Conversations
11:00am-12:15pm - Contemporary Ledger Artists

Thursday November 16: Flagler College

9:00am - 9:30am - Native American Burials in the National Cemetery
9:45am -11:45am - In their Own Words: Hear from Descendants
Break For Lunch
12:45pm - 1:15pm - The Legacy of Imprisonments & Perspectives on Healing
1:15pm - 1:45pm - Rewriting History - Cheyenne Warriors from Sand Creek to Fort Marion
2:00pm - 2:45pm - Pathway to the Future Panel Discussion

Castillo de San Marcos (Historic Fort Marion)

(11 South Castillo Drive Saint Augustine Florida 32084)

Thursday November 16: Castillo de San Marcos

3:45pm - HONORING HISTORIC FOOTPRINTS - FREE event to honor those who were imprisoned at Fort Marion from 1875-1878

Closing Ceremonies include a gathering of tribe members, the playing of TAPS, the firing of a cannon salute, and a Kiowa Victory Dance

Group of Native Americans posing for a Camera in the Fort's coutyard
A Painful Legacy

The National Park Service is dedicated to telling all Americans' stories. Some history hurts and some heals, but all of it can inspire.

Picture shows many people in US Army Uniforms standing in the fort's courtyard.
Their Own Words - Oral Histories

Links to videos on our YouTube page: This playlist consists of oral histories recorded by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.

Group of Comanche posing for a photographer
Calendar of Events

This link takes you to our calendar of events. From there, select the date you're looking for to learn more.

Last updated: November 6, 2023

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1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084


904 829-6506

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