Oglala National Grassland & Warbonnet Battlefield

Indian Wars and Oglala National Grassland

In 1876, the 5th U.S. Cavalry fought a band of Cheyenne at what is known as Warbonnet Battlefield. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody is said to have killed Cheyenne warrior Yellow Hand during the fight. Go three miles east of Harrison on Highway 20, then 16 miles north on Pants Butte Road to a sharp right curve, then four miles east on Montrose Road. Monuments to the soldiers and to Yellow Hand are on a conical hill north of the church.

For more information on Harrison, contact the Harrison Community Club at (308) 668-2736 .

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