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The last Native American raid on Kansas soil occurred in Oberlin on Sept. 29, 1878. Several days before, Chief Dull Knife and his band of Northern Cheyenne had left Indian Territory heading north in an attempt to regain their homeland in the Dakotas. On Sept. 27 they engaged a detachment of the 19th Infantry from Fort Dodge.
Two days later they raced through Decatur County, killing 19 settlers before fleeing into Nebraska with the 4th Cavalry in hot pursuit. A monument to the unfortunate settlers is in Oberlin Cemetery. Today the town is a trading center for the surrounding High Plains farming country.

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Oberlin-Decatur EDC and Chamber 104 S. Penn Ave. OBERLIN, KS 67749. Phone:(785)475-3441
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