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Chief was the last living cavalry horse still carried on government rolls. He was foaled in 1932 and purchased by the Army in 1940 at Ft.Robinson, Nebraska. In December of 1949 he was placed in semi-retirement and was fully retired at Ft. Riley, Kansas, in 1958. Chief died on May 26, 1968 and is buried at the foot of the statue "Old Trooper" at Fort Riley.
Date: Between 1960 and 1962
Item Number: 301
Call Number: QL.5 H.4 Chi *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 301
Agriculture - Livestock - Horses
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1960s
Military - Equipment - Animals - Horses
Military - Facilities - Forts - Fort Riley
Military - Service - Army - Cavalry
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Counties - Geary
Places - Forts and military installations - Fort Riley
Type of Material - Photographs