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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2020 9:05 p.m. PST

"The Battle of Turkey Springs was the final battle between Cheyenne Indians and the U.S. Cavalry in Oklahoma Territory, when a group of northern Cheyenne led by Chief Dull Knife, left their reservation. It is believed to be the last battle between Cheyenne Indians and the Army fought in Indian Territory.

The foes battled for two days on Sept. 13 and 14, 1878, as the Cheyenne fled north attempting to return to their home. The site has been marked with a monument that will be blessed June 24 by a group of Cheyenne-Arapaho, at the site of a monument to the engagement southeast of Freedom, in Woods County.

Bud Martin, owner of the property where the site is located, put the marker up about two years ago. Martin had never heard of the battle, but saw a newspaper from 1904 with the story of the battle and the location. The story mentioned several points of interest where the Indians traveled through, one of which was the property of S.D. Ferbraches, which Martin now owns…"
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Choctaw28 Jul 2020 2:37 p.m. PST

There is a tiny cemetery north of Freedom, OK. It contains two graves of cowboys killed by Dull Knife's outfit.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 12:37 p.m. PST

Thanks!.


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