Fort Robinson State Park

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Fort Robinson State Park


Location:3 miles west of Crawford on US 20.
Facilities:125 campsites (100 with electrical hookups), modern restrooms, showers, group camping and equestrian facilities, 35 cabins, 22 lodge rooms, restaurant, camp store, activities center, meeting facilities, picnic areas and shelters, hiking trails (60 miles), mountain bike trails (20 miles), equestrian trails (20 miles), food concession, indoor swimming pool, visitor center, nature center, museums and exhibit buildings.
Activities:Camping, boating (nonpower or electric motor), fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jeep and stagecoach rides, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Fort Robinson blends history and natural beauty with abundant recreational opportunities. The park also has its own buffalo and longhorn herds. The fort was an outpost that served from the days of the Indian Wars until after World War II and was the site of the 1879 Cheyenne Outbreak and the death of famed Sioux Chief Crazy Horse. Over the years, the fort served the Red Cloud Indian Agency as a cavalry remount station, K-9 dog training center, POW camp, and beef research station.
Address:PO Box 392
Crawford, NE 69339

Phone:308-665-2900
Web: www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/findpark.asp
Size: 22,605 acres land; 68 acres water.

See other parks in Nebraska.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The 1989 Fort Robinson wildfire is a mixed-severity wildfire that occurred within the Pine Ridge and has remained relatively unaltered by post-fire management, providing an example of longterm mixed-severity wildfire legacy effects in eastern ponderosa pine forests.
Alfred Thompson, a former high school German teacher from North Dakota serving as an AEO at Nebraska's Fort Robinson, wrote, "America became to them a land of half-naked women, fighting families, the roaring West, and the gangster East."
Through his work at Fort Robinson State Park and as a minority to his Lakota Sioux teammates on the basketball team, Jerry developed a strong sense of the role of racial and ethnic discrimination in our society.
Best access areas include; Pine Ridge District of the Nebraska National Forest, Fort Robinson State Park area and Gilbert Baker, Ponderosa, Peterson, Metcalf, Bordeaux and Bighorn wildlife management areas.
These displays concerned the death of Crazy Horse and the Northern Cheyenne breakout from Camp Robinson (now named Fort Robinson).
His overpowering interest in Fort Robinson, which he had briefly occupied in 1972, was based on an interpretation of the treaties that held the land the fort was on; it was treaty land.
CUTLINE: (1) The photograph above was taken at Fort Robinson, Neb., of non-commissioned officers from the U.S.
Just a bit farther west, Fort Robinson State Park offers up some 12,000 acres, while the adjoining Peterson WMA provides another 2,400.
Lakota and Northern Cheyenne were given notice to 'come in' to Fort Robinson in Nebraska: those not doing so would be deemed 'hostile'.
Sitting Bull fled to Canada in May 1877, and Crazy Horse surrendered that same month at Fort Robinson, where he was killed later that fall while being placed under arrest.
While at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, under a flag of truce, he was stabbed in the back by an American soldier and died Sept.

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