Fort Robinson Breakout
The map depicts significant events in Northern Cheyenne history, both before and after the Fort Robinson Breakout, across Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Important events include the 1876 Battle of Rosebud, known to the Northern Cheyenne as ‘Where the Girl Saved Her Brother,’ battles between the Northern Cheyenne and the U.S. military, and the establishment of the Tongue River Agency, also known as the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
This is Crow Country
The circular map "This is Crow Country," has several layers of information. The outer edge of the circle has important dates in Crow history, with short descriptions of those events. Crow beadwork designs, clothing and tipi designs are also shown.
Also in the outer border is a quote from Chief Sits in the Middle of the Land that describes the extent of the area that the Crows considered their lands:
"I have but one tipi. It has but four poles. It is held to the ground by big rocks. My east lodge pole touches the ground at the Black Hills; my south, the ground at the headwaters of the Wind River; my west, the snowcapped Absaroke and Beartooth Range; the north lodge pole rests on the Bearpaw Mountains." (Taken from Peter Nabokov, Two Leggings, The Making of a Crow Warrior, University of Nebraska Press, 1967.)
The inner map shows the Crow Reservation and the portions of Montana and Wyoming considered to be in Crow Country. Each of the English place names is also written in the Crow language in red. The names of mountains and other geographical places that have Crow names are also given.
Both maps are available at the Western Heritage Center gift shop.