• Fort Laramie settlers officers bar

    Image ID
    FOT454271
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    39.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    11600 x 10700 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    982 x 906 mm
    38.7 x 35.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    In the 1850s, one of the main functions of the troops stationed at the fort was patrolling and maintaining the security of a lengthy stretch of the Oregon Trail. This was a difficult task because of the small size of the garrison and the vast distances involved. In 1851, a treaty, the Treaty of 1851, was signed between the United States and the most important tribes of the Plains Indians. The peace that it inaugurated, however, lasted only three years. In 1854, an incident involving a passing wagon train precipitated the Grattan Fight in which an officer, an interpreter, and 29 soldiers from Fort Laramie were killed. This incident was one of several that ignited the flames of a conflict between the United States and the Plains Indians that would not be resolved until the end of the 1870s.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-08-06
    Uploaded on
    2008-08-06
    Collection
    A3 . American Gateway to West continued WYOMING COLORADO WEST HISTORY AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PARKS C
    Category
    Lifestyle
    Sub Category
    Food & Drink
    Dominant colour
    #505040