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Annual Mess and Muster

Fort Larned National Historic Site
Joint meeting with the Wet-Dry Routes Chapter
and Old Hays City Corral of the Westerners
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
     Hancock Expedition & Hancock's War: 150th Anniversary Program (visit to village site depends on weather---afternoon program will be at Fort Larned if it rains)

Fort Larned National Historic Site:
     8:00 a.m Fort Larned Old Guard Board meeting (Commanding Officer's Quarters)

     9:00 a.m Wet/Dry Routes Chapter membership meeting (Quartermaster Storehouse Storehouse)

Public Programs:
     8:00-10:00 a.m Visit Fort Larned Museum and Buildings

     10:00 a.m Leo E. Oliva, "Hancock Expedition: An Overview"

     11:00 a.m Tim Zwink, "Indian Agent Ned Wynkoop and the Hancock Expedition"

     12:00 p.m. Sack Lunch to Eat on Way to the Village Site, reservations required (Choice of turkey or ham sandwich, chips, fruit, brownie, and bottle of water)

     12:30 p.m Car Caravan to Cheyenne/Lakota Village Site departs Fort Larned National Historic Site parking lot (please car pool); drive by Confrontation Ridge (no stop)

Afternoon at the Village Site (schedule approximate, weather permitting):
     1:45 p.m Leo E. Oliva, "Cheyenne and Lakota Leaders at Village, 1867"

     2:15 p.m Ken Weidner and George Elmore: "Material Culture of the Cheyenne and Inventory of Materials Left in the Village, 1867"

     3:15-4:30 p.m Visit Indian Camp and Buffalo Hunter Camp at the Site

     4:30 p.m Return to Fort Larned National Historic Site

     5:30 p.m Retreat

     6:00 p.m Dinner (Quartermaster Storehouse), reservations required (Brisket, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, and drink)

     7:00 p.m Brief business meeting & presentation of Awards

     7:15 p.m Music by Prairie Larkspur (Janet Armstead & Chris Day)

     7:45 p.m Gordon L. Yellowman, Sr.Cheyenne Chief Gordon Yellowman, "Cheyenne Chief's Perspective on Hancock's War"

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