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.

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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.
Each of these displays was accompanied by a well written synopsis of the event along with several items directly related to them such as the medals handed out to the soldiers involved with Crazy Horse's death or a Cheyenne stripped pipe bag collected at Fort Robinson in 1878.
CUTLINE: (1) The photograph above was taken at Fort Robinson, Neb.
Just a bit farther west, Fort Robinson State Park offers up some 12,000 acres, while the adjoining Peterson WMA provides another 2,400.
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.
DAWES County: Nebraska National Forest, 30 km SW of Chadron, on rotten log, Morgan and Egan 380; Fort Robinson State Park, 2 miles NW of Fort Robinson, on bark, Egan 13374; Chadron State Park, 8 miles S of Chadron, on Pinus, Egan 13344; SCOTTS BLUFF: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 10 miles S of Scottsbluff, on bark, Egan 13462.
On the other hand, in spite of occasional lapses into "seriousness," the "songs in the enemy's language" in lieder (a physically attractive book thanks to Lisa Schnorf's illustrations) come nearer to the quality a reader of Henson's earlier work might expect, and they relate traditional and historical Cheyenne elements to his present life in moments which often are moving, as in "anniversary poem for the buffalo wallow fight," in which a Colorado memory -- "the shrouded figures of coyotes / crossed in front of the headlights" -- is related to the Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson in 1879 and to the Dog Soldier's duty to stake himself to the ground to fight to the death for his people.
The training program started at the War Dog Reception Center in Fort Robinson, Neb.
In 1996, some of the most popular places were Fort Robinson State Park (355,000 visitors), Scotts Bluff National Monument (132,166), Arbor Lodge State Historical Park & Museum (100,000), Carhenge (86,598), Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (60,002), and Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park (28,446).

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