Site of two famous Indian battles. Kit Carson and U.S. troops narrowly escaped defeat by the Kiowa and Commanche here. Then ten years later, Indians led by Quanah Parker and Lone Wolf attacked buffalo hunters in a second battle. The first attack was repulsed but it looked bad for the 28 settlers. Until the next morning when a Cheyenne appeared on a high mesa and set the stage for Billy Dixon's famous shot, when he hit the brave from within the stockade at a distance of seven-eighths of a mile! The Indians were so rattled that the next attacks were desultory and they soon withdrew. Site is 18 miles NE of town on private land; not readily accessible. Get local directions. Historical markers at site.