150th Anniversary Remembrance Event of the May 30, 1869, Spillman Creek Indian Raids
This is a remembrance event where the history of the May 30, 1869, Indian raids will be given by visiting various sites involved in the raids and giving first and second hand historically accurate oral presentations of key events.
There will be a Descendant Reception & Raid Historical Overview Friday, May 31, 2019, at 6:30 -8 p.m. and again Saturday morning, June 1 at 10 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. Jeff Broome will be the featured speaker.
Motor Coach reservations include refreshments and a tour with venues in Denmark, Vesper, and Courthouse Pioneer Monument with additional historical site stops June 1st between 12:45 p.m. & 5:45 p.m.
Tickets are $30 (first person ($25 for each additional adult in the same family) includes all programs. $20 for students ($15 each for each additional student in the same family).
An excerpt from Broome’s book regarding this episode of Lincoln County history:
“May 30, 1869; Lincoln, Kansas: After several actions between Cheyenne Dog Soldier Tall Bull and Maj. Eugene Carr’s Fifth Cavalry in mid-May 1869, Carr returned to Fort McPherson, Nebraska, to refit, leaving Tall Bull free to aim his vengeance at area settlements. During the last week of May, Cheyennes killed fourteen civilians in north-central Kansas. On Sunday 30 May they turned their attention to Spillman Creek, northwest of Lincoln, Kansas.”