War on the Northern Plains, October 5-10, 2020 with Neil Mangum
Watch this space for full itinerary and registration information. The general timeline and scope of this tour will cover warfare on the Northern Plains, 1866-1867. The itinerary (subject to change) will generally follow this outline:
Day 1, arrive in Billings, Montana —gather at the Boothill Inn for a pizza reception, and orientation by our guide; pick up maps and other registration materials; overnight in Billings.
Day 2 —tour of the Canyon Creek Battlefield (Flight of the Nez Perce) —lunch in Hardin, Montana —travel to the site of the Hayfield fight —visit the site of the Connor Battlefield and Sawyer Battlefield Ranchester, Wyoming; General George Crook campsite —check in at the Sheridan Hotel, our home for the next 3 nights —dinner on your own in Sheridan
Day 3 —all day tour of the Dull Knife Battlefield —suggested dinner at Bozeman Trail restaurant, Buffalo Wyoming; return to Sheridan Hotel
Day 4 —Gatchell Museum, Buffalo, Wyoming —visit Fort Phil Kearny Museum —lunch in Sheridan —walking tours of Fetterman Battlefield and the Wagon Box fight; return to Sheridan Hotel
Day 5 —visit the Rosebud Battlefield, approximately 3 miles walking tour —lunch at the Custer Battlefield Trading Post —tour the Little Bighorn Battlefield, approximately 3 hours —check into the Billings Hotel, or depart
Image at top: Photograph of dedication of Fetterman Monument, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center