Sheridan lies in the valley of the Little and Big Goose Creeks also known as the valley of the Bighorns. Here the majestic Bighorn Mountains rise to the west and the rolling plains slope to the east. The area was the prized hunting grounds of the Plains Indians and was once known as the “Valley of the Chiefs”.
On the Bozeman Trail during the 1800’s, Sheridan was center of the turbulent western expansion. Rich in Western history, the Sheridan area was part of unreserved Indian Territory, home for the Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho. Chiefs such as Red Cloud, Crazy Horse and Dull Knife fought battles to keep the white man from their prized hunting grounds.