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Kansas State Capitol - Online tour - Battle of Arikaree

Battle of Arickaree by David OvermyerFirst floor

Battle of Arikaree by David H. Overmyer, first floor rotunda, southeast corner

The U.S. Army under the command of General Philip Sheridan engaged several Plains Indian tribes in battle September 17-19, 1868 on the Arikaree River, a branch of the Republican River. Also known as the Battle of Beecher Island, the site is now close to Wray, Colorado, and was designated a National Historic Site in 1976.