By Major James K. Earls III, US Army, Retired
From 17-19 September 1868, the Cheyenne and Sioux achieved a costly victory against a small group of Army Scouts at the Battle of Beecher Island. It was a small fight, yet the battle significantly affected future Plains Indian warfare. The Cheyenne and their allies would rarely again attempt direct assaults against disciplined firepower. The battlefield is located approximately 16 miles south of Wray, Colorado. Major James K. Earls III, US Army (Retired) developed the staff ride for the 4th Infantry Museum.
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