Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains before its abandonment in 1890. This “grand old post” at the confluence of the Laramie River and the North Platte River in eastern Wyoming witnessed a sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and American Indian resistance to encroachment on indigenous territories.

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