Post by Diane Merkel on Jul 12, 2007 9:23:32 GMT -5
Fort Totten is one of the best-preserved frontier military posts in the Trans-Mississippi West. It was built between 1867 and 1873 as a military outpost, but it actually served for most of its history as an Indian boarding school.
Units stationed at Fort Totten included two companies of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry that were transferred to Fort Abraham Lincoln in March 1876. These soldiers were among the five companies that were wiped out with Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer’s command at the Battle of the Little Bighorn three months later.