Dull Knife Battlefield

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Dull Knife Battlefield
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Dull Knife Battlefield is located in Wyoming
Dull Knife Battlefield
Nearest city Kaycee, Wyoming
Coordinates 43°45′36″N 106°56′55″W / 43.76000°N 106.94861°W / 43.76000; -106.94861Coordinates: 43°45′36″N 106°56′55″W / 43.76000°N 106.94861°W / 43.76000; -106.94861
Built 1876
Governing body Bureau of Land Management
NRHP Reference # 79002609[1]
Added to NRHP August 15, 1979

The Dull Knife Battlefield is located on the eastern slope of the Bighorn Mountains in Johnson County, Wyoming near Kaycee. It was the scene of the Dull Knife Fight on November 25, 1876, in which the Fourth Cavalry under General Ranald S. Mackenzie raided a Cheyenne winter encampment, forcing the Cheyenne to surrender at agencies in the area in order to survive the winter. Five hundred ponies where captured and about 173 lodges destroyed. All the Indians where killed. The Dull Knife battlefield is on private land and is available to visit only by special arrangement. The fight took place on November 25, 1876.

The battlefield site was considered by the Cheyenne to be sufficiently remote to be safe as winter quarters. The location is now the site of a ranch.[2] The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Junge, Mark (July 6, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Dull Knife Battlefield" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 

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