Indian Wars of Northwest Nebraska

  • Date(s): Wednesday, May 24th 2023
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library


Wednesday, May 24 – 6 p.m.
Niobrara County Library

Bus Tour

Saturday, June 17, 8 a.m. – $20

*Register by 6/10/23 by calling Leslie Stewart at 308-430-2464

*Lunch on your own at Ft. Robinson

Sponsored and funded locally by the Niobrara Historical Society, the Niobrara County Library and the Niobrara County Library Foundation.

Historian Randy Kane will speak about events that occurred in Dawes and Sioux counties in Nebraska involving some of the major figures in the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian wars, including Crazy Horse, Red Cloud, Dull Knife, and Buffalo Bill Cody. He will describe the happenings in the 1870s at such locations as Camp Robinson (later Fort Robinson), Red Cloud Agency, Crow Butte, Warbonnet Creek, and the Council Tree. These events include the Cheyenne Breakout, the killing of Crazy Horse, the “First Scalp for Custer,” and the treaty of the Allison Commission.

Randy spent 37 years as a history interpreter with the National Park Service, mostly at historic sites in the American West.  He has worked summers and volunteered at Fort Robinson since 2010.  He presently volunteers at the Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron, Nebraska.   His article Who Killed Crazy Horse?: Politics at Red Cloud Agency, Summer 1877 appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of Nebraska History magazine.