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In Kansas, Cheyenne and Lakota warriors wipe out a U.S. Army detail of twelve men.

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06/29/1867

Carrying a dispatch to the Seventh Cavalry, then patrolling south of Fort Sedgwick in Kansas, Second Lieutenant Lyman S. Kidder and a detail of ten other soldiers, together with a Sioux scout named Red Bead were intercepted and killed in a short fight in present-day Sherman County, Kansas.  Their attackers were a small combined force of Cheyenne Dog Soldiers and Oglala Sioux. Their decomposing and mutilated remains were discovered by the Seventh two weeks later. (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"The Southern Plains, 1861-1877," in Charles M. Robinson III, The Plains Wars (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014), np.

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