Fort Phil Kearny and Associated Sites

On SR W off U.S. 87, Story, Wyoming

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Fetterman Massacre Monument

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2006

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Description 

Established in 1866 to protect travelers along the Bozeman Trail, the fort was under virtual siege (1866-68) in the "Red Cloud War" as Sioux groups fought successfully to prevent White invasion of their hunting grounds. This was one of the few times when the Army was forced to abandon a region it had occupied. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000756
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Native American; Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1866; 1868
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 3

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody