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Fort Robinson History Museum, Harrison

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Fort Robinson is a former U.S. Army fort and a major feature of Fort Robinson State Park, a 22000acre public recreation and historic preservation area located 2mi west of Crawford on U.S. Route 20 in the Pine Ridge region of northwest Nebraska. The fort was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is part of the Fort Robinson and Red Cloud Agency historic district, which includes Fort Robinson and the site of the second Red Cloud Agency (about 1.5mi to the east). The district also includes the Camp Camby site and the 1886 Percy Homestead. The fort is managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, with some individual buildings operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society and the University of Nebraska.
In August 1873, the Red Cloud Agency was moved from the North Platte River to the White River, near what is now Crawford, Nebraska, in the northwest corner of the state. The following March, the U. S. Government authorized the establishment of a military camp at the agency site. Some 13,000 Lakota had been resettled at the Agency, some of them hostile. There were continuing tensions between whites and Lakota on the Great Plains, who had been forced off much of their territory. Plan my trip to Harrison with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • This museum is in the post headquarters building. From the mid 1800s through WW II the fort played an important role in our country's expansion & history. The exhibits in the museum do a great job... 
    This museum is in the post headquarters building. From the mid 1800s through WW II the fort played an important role in our country's expansion & history. The exhibits in the museum do a great job...  more »
  • We got to the museum about 15 minutes before closing and one of the workers graciously allowed us to go through the museum. It is filled with an assortment of items depicting the history of the Fort.....  more
    We got to the museum about 15 minutes before closing and one of the workers graciously allowed us to go through the museum. It is filled with an assortment of items depicting the history of the Fort.....  more »
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  • Very nice campground that has all kinds of history around it. You need reservations for the RV sites but they do have some first come first serve sites. Has barns for your horses. Has jeep and buggy rides. Indoor pool, playground, RV dump site. Great food at the Inn. We will be back!!
  • Very historical

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