Historical Monuments

category : Monuments
Fort Laramie to Fort Robinson Trail - After the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie guarnateed food and suplies to the Sioux and other tribes in exchange for lands ceded to the United States, the famed Red Cloud Agency was established in the White River Valley near Crawford. In 1874, nearly one thousand troops followed an old fur trade route to establish Camps Sheridan and robinson to overse the Red Clud and Spotted Tail Agencies. This trail, linking Fort Laramie with these outposts inthe area, supplied the U.S. Military camps and forts inthe Pine Ridge. 10 miles south of Harrison on Highway 29.

Ghost Town - Only the dance hall remains in the town of Andrews built along a stage route. Eight miles east and south of Harrison on the White River.

Cheyenne Outbreak - In 1878, 300 Cheyenne Indians began a trek back to their homeland. Dull Knife's band was captured, taken to Fort Robinson, and imprisioned. The following winter young warrious began what was called the Cheyenne Outbreak of 1879. This battle was considered one of the major conflicts of the Indian wars. 20 miles east of Harrison on Highway 20.

Warbonnet Battlefield - Across the road from the Montrose church is a monument that marks the spot where Buffalo Bill Cody scalped Chief Yellowhand, the Cheyenne leader, after hand to hand combat.

The other monument on the summit of a conical hill nearby, honors Col. Wesley Merritt and troops of the Fifth US Calvary who used this position to prevent a group of approximately 800 Cheyenne Indians from joining the victors of the Little Big Horn Battle. As the troops charged toward the southeast, the Cheyenne returned to the Red Cloud Indian Agency near Fort Robinson. The Indian leader, Yellowhand, was killed during the skirmish. An eyewitness account of this skirmish can be found in Campaigning With Crook by Capt. Charles King.

This same hilltop was the site of a civilian "fort" used in protecting area residents in case of Indian attack during the Ghost Dance troubles of 1890. The anticipated attack never came. Parts of this outpost are still visible.

Address: 3 miles east of Harrison on Highway 20 to Pants Butte Road, then 16 miles north to sharp right curve and 4 miles east.

Come visit us in Harrison, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Swimming and Tennis - The town of Harrison offers several types of recreational facilities in the Grade School Park one block west of the Sioux County Courthouse. A combination tennis and basketball court along with a children'

Harrison, NE Recreation

Oglala National Grassland

One of only 20 national grasslands managed by the USDA Forest Service, the Oglala National Grassland is a virtual ocean of prairie grasses, stretching from horizon to horizon over nearly 95,000 acres. The Grassland is one of the world'

Harrison, NE National Grasslands

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Located on the Niobrara River in northwestern Nebraska, the Agate Fossil Beds and its surrounding prairie are preserved in a 3,000 acre National Monument. Once part of "Captain" James H. Cook's Agate Springs Ranch, the nearby beds are an important source for 19.2

Harrison, NE Monuments

Sioux County Museum

Welcome to the Sioux County Museum Complex. Four Buildings contain artifacts representative of the character and history of Sioux County from its earliest days into the 20th century.

Main Museum

Harrison, NE Museums

Sioux County Circle Tours

Sioux County offers three interesting and educational circle tours. Maps are available at various Harrison businesses.

Monument Tour

Harrison, NE Tours

Things to do Monuments near Harrison, NE

Historical Monuments

Fort Laramie to Fort Robinson Trail - After the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie guarnateed f...