Annual Fetterman Fight Tour Friday At Fort Kearny

Annual Fetterman Fight Tour Friday At Fort Kearny

The annual Anniversary Tour of the Fetterman Fight is scheduled for Friday, December 21st at the site of the battle.

The staff and volunteers at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will be giving presentations at both the fort and battle site during the annual event.

Misty Stoll, the new Superintendent of Fort Phil Kearny, said the tour is apparently very popular, as she has been fielding inquiries about the tour for a while now.
She gives some details on how the battle itself happened 146 years ago.

Those interested in taking the tour should dress appropriately for being outside in the cold and meet at 9:30 at the Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center.

At 9:30 there will be a presentation on the fort and others along the Bozeman Trail and their significance to the Plains Indian Wars that followed.
After the presentation at the fort, the tour will move to the battlefield itself where Bob Wilson, retired Fort Kearny Superintendent, and Terry Richards, Ogalala Lakota, will describe the battle, heroic moments on both sides and the consequences of the battle on both cultures.

Refreshments will be offered at the fort after the tour and a question and answer period will also be offered at that time.

The tour will take approximately three hours and is free. All fees at the historic site are waived for the event.

For more information, contact the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site at 684-7967.

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