Thirteen Ways to Think About Fort Reno
Here are some questions to ask before you visit Fort Reno, while you’re there, and again after you return:
- Who lived at Fort Reno?
- Was there ever a wall around Fort Reno?
- Was it always named Fort Reno?
- What was life like at Fort Reno for Indian, white and mixed-blood people during the Indian Wars?
- What was the Bozeman Trail? What connection does it have with Fort Reno?
- Why did the U.S. Army build Fort Reno?
- Were there other forts on the Bozeman Trail? What were their names and where were they located?
- What was Red Cloud’s War? What connection did it have with Fort Reno?
- What was Cantonment Reno? Where was it located? Why was it different from Fort Reno?
- What was life like for soldiers at the fort? For their officers? For the officers’ wives and families?
- Did Indians ever attack the fort?
- Who could march faster, foot soldiers or horse soldiers? Where did the horse soldiers keep their horses? What did the horses eat?
- When did the Army leave? What happened to Fort Reno afterwards?
THERE ARE HUNDREDS of more good questions a person could ask about Fort Reno.
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