Nate Champion’s Last Run

The Nate Champion statue, created by local Buffalo Artist D. Michael Thomas, was placed in 2009 by the museum’s entrance. Nathan D. Champion is famous for his last stand at the KC Ranch on April 9, 1892 during the Johnson County Cattle War. He was pitted against many well-armed assailants but single-handedly held them at bay before they set fire to the cabin where he was staying. He was shot down as soon as he emerged from the cabin. His defiant seven-hour stand gave the county residents time to halt the Invaders at the TA Ranch.