‘Experiencing’ Punished Woman’s Fork site has to be part of the healing process

The Northern Cheyenne were the victims of government policy when they were relocated to northern Oklahoma.

They endured tremendous hardship and loss of life when 353 members of their tribe began the journey to their homeland in Montana against the orders of the U.S. military.

They fought the 4th U.S. Cavalry in the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork and many were massacred when they attempted to escape Fort Robinson in Nebraska.

So when one talks about a “healing” process there are more than 140 years of memories - and of wounds - that are not easily erased.

 

 

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