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Hostile Kiowa warriors attack a wagon train at Cimarron Crossing, Kansas, killing three.

"Protecting the Herd," Frederic Remington, circa 1907
06/16/1867

A large band of Kiowa warriors made a concerted attack on an east bound wagon train on the Santa Fe Trail as it was fording the Cimarron River near the Cimarron Crossing Ranch in Kansas.  The drivers, ranch employees, and cavalrymen garrisoned there drove off the attack but two men were killed on the wagons and the army suffered one dead and one wounded. The Cimarron Crossing Ranch, in present-day Cimarron, Kansas, was under constant threat from hostile Kiowa and Arapaho warriors and was abandoned in July 1868. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Randy Smith, Heroes of the Sanata Fe Trail, 1821-1900 (Raleigh, NC: Boson Books, 2006), 112.

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