Terry Richards, Oglala Lakota, and Bob Wilson, retired Fort Phil Kearny Superintendent, stand near the Bozeman Trail just north of the Fetterman Monument on Friday as they wait for tour members to gather for Part II of the annual December 21st tour. Terry and Bob each described the battle and heroic moments from each side of the engagement as the group walked along Massacre Hill. Bob indicated to the approximate 100 tour members that the weather conditions on this Friday were similar to those encountered 146 years ago. Following the battlefield tour the group returned to the fort for a talk and demonstration of the weapons used in this battle and the battle of the Wagon Box before enjoying refreshments in the visitors center. Scroll down to see the cannon being fired and more and for more on the tour and the Fetterman Fight visit: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/new... and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat...
Terry Richards, Oglala Lakota, and Bob Wilson, retired Fort Phil Kearny Superintendent, stand near the Bozeman Trail just north of the Fetterman Monument on Friday as they wait for tour members to gather for Part II of the annual December 21st tour.
Bob Wilson, with Terry Richards on the far left, kicks off part I of the Fetterman Fight Tour at Fort Phil Kearny
This video frame excerpt shows the lay-of-the-land looking north from the Fetterman momument as Terry Richards and Bob wilson in the center address the 100-member tour group.
In period uniforms and part of the tour are Susan Wells, from Sheridan, Rachel Hayes, from Denver, and Bob Mullen from Big Horn
Bear paw print or not? To the right of the human hand is what one tour member described as the paw print of a bear north of the Fetterman Monument.
Looking west from inside Fort Phil Kearny
Terry Richards an Oglala Lakota, demonstrates shooting an arrow (albeit a modern arrow) from his homemade bow during the weapons demonstration at Fort Phil Kearny
The firing of the cannon (a 12-pound Mountain Howitzer) during the annual Fetterman Fight tour
Perhaps a glimpse of how things around Fort Phil Kearny may have looked 146-years ago
Susan Wells near a replicated portion of Fort Phil Kearny's stockade wall
Misty Stoll, the new Superintendent of the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, thanking the uniformed participants involved in Friday's tour on the 146th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight battlefield