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Last Indian Raid


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Rawlins County was the site of the Last Indian Raid in Kansas, October 1, 1878. It was a raid carried out by Cheyenne Indians as they were moving from the Cheyenne Agency at Darlington Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) toward the former home of the Cheyenne in the Black Hills, South Dakota.

The last raid brought death to 29 or 30 men in Decatur and Rawlins counties. The Supreme Court in 1901, ruled that since the marauding band of Cheyenne was strong enough to break away from the larger group and defy the orders of the U. S. government, the tribe as a whole could not be responsible for the damage.


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Ol' Depot

The renovated Atwood Depot is now a gift and collectibles store that sits at the edge of Lake Atwood.

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Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church

This wonderful structure was built in 1906 by Bohemian immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Originally located nine miles north and three miles west of Atwood, the church formerly known as Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church was moved to the museum complex in 1994 by the citizens of Atwood.

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(According to Anselm Sramek's Historical Map)

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Buffalo Statue

The Buffalo Statue is located in front of the courthouse and was presented to the city by local sculptor, Pete Felton, renowned Kansas artist.

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Last Indian Raid

Rawlins County was the site of the Last Indian Raid in Kansas, October 1, 1878. It was a raid carried out by Cheyenne Indians...