Glimpses of the Past
GLIMPSES OF THE PAST NEWS RELEASE
We have a great upcoming program on March 20, 2014 @ 7pm in Las Vegas. Fort Union was involved in conflicts throughout the Southwest. The Red River War of 1874 was a major campaign led from Fort Union into the heart of "Indian Country". Come and learn about this campaign and its major effect on American Indians.
In 1874, the U.S. Army launched an offensive campaign into the Southern Plains with columns of soldiers from five different forts. Their mission was to forcibly remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho peoples off the plains and on to reservations controlled by the U.S. Army. The success of this campaign, known as the Red River War, would hinge on the military and logistical support of Fort Union. Join the rangers of Fort Union National Monument as they unfold the story of this little known war in American history and how, with Fort Union’s help, the consequences of the Red River War almost brought a people to the brink of destruction.
The program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street, in Las Vegas, Thursday, March 20, at 7:00PM.