Hayden Expedition – Norris Geyser Basin
On this day 150 years ago! (August 28, 1871)
The Hayden Expedition packed their wagons at Bottler’s Ranch and headed toward Fort Ellis.
(In Burning Ground, the trio of Graham, Makawee, and Rides Alone were captured by hostile Piegan Blackfeet. They were taken to a camp in Norris Geyser Basin. Graham was mistakenly identified as a soldier. In retaliation for the Marias Massacre eighteen months earlier, he was ordered to run across the basin or be shot).

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