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Kansas Historical Marker

The Flight Of The Cheyennes

Kansas State Historical Marker
Decatur County
US-36, Decatur County
Roadside turnout, northeast of Oberlin
      After the Little Bighorn battle in 1876, the U.S. government forced most Northern Cheyennes from the Northern Plains to a reservation in Indian Territory, present-day Oklahoma. In September 1878 a group led by Chiefs Dull Knife and Little Wolf attempted to return to their homeland. Angry and embittered by their plight, they killed settlers and herders as they fled through Kansas.