Detail View: Bent-Hyde Papers: Platte Bridge Fight

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Bent-Hyde Papers, 1905-1918
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The collection consists of original maps of Indian and military positions of such areas as Sand Creek, the Arkansas River, etc., and correspondence between George Bent and George Hyde, covering the years 1905-1918.
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Platte Bridge Fight
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Bent, George, 1843-1918
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Hyde, George E., 1882-1968
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This is George Bent's map of the Platte Bridge fight. He shows the Platte river, the Bidge, the stage road, the stockade, and the wagon corral. He has drawn the map from the Indian position north of the river, looking south. 1. on the head of a creek, northeast corner of the map, he writes: "Camp night before the battle." This is the Indian camp. 2. southeast corner: "Where High-back-Wolf was Killed. There as a ranch near this spot which he does not show. 3. At the bridge, he markes "soldiers" both on the south and north banks of the river, and shows the "Stockade" on the south bank. 4. On the lower course of the camp creek he marks "line of Indians." 5. On the stage road, north of the river and west of the bridge he marks. "Casper killed here." (He always calls Lieut. Collins "Casper.") 6. Farther west along the road he shows another "Line of Indians. Another "Line of Indians is here, north of the road, behind the bluffs, which are not shown. 7. Farther west on the road he marks a circle to indicate the corraled wagons and marks it "where 22 soldiers killed." The number is indistinct and may be 25 or 28 or 23. 8. on the south side of the river near the corraled wagons: "Where Roman Nose's brother killed. 9. On the northwest corner of the map he writes "This is the way the Indians stood around when Casper came across to be killed." George E. Hyde. October, 1928.
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Cheyenne Indians--History--Sources
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Indians of North America--Colorado--Maps
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Platte Bridge, Battle of, Wyo., 1865--Maps
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Cheyenne Indians--Wars, 1864
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Colorado--History--To 1876--Maps
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Drawing of map depicting the Platte Bridge fight, including the Platte river, stage road, stockade, and wagon corral.
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sketch maps
Casper to Mark Indian Battle That Gave Misspelled Name
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University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections
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Box 1 Folder 11
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CU Boulder ArchivesSpace Online Finding Aid of Bent-Hyde Papers, 1820-1918
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