US and Tribal Representatives Commemorate Treaty of Fort Laramie
The Fort Laramie National Historic Site and the Tribal Nations of the Northern Great Plains will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie later this month.
The treaty, which effected nearly all native peoples in the US, took nearly seven months to complete. It was signed by Red Cloud, the Chief of the Oglala Lakota, November 6, 1868.
Memebers of many Northern Plains Tribes—including the Northern Arapaho, Northern Cheyenne, bands of the Lakota and Dakota Sioux and the Crow Nation—will meet with local, state and federal representatives to commemorate the treaty’s 150th anniversary. “An appropriate treaty commemoration is important to the Native American nations of the Northern Great Plains and to the National Park Service here in Fort Laramie,” said Tom Baker, superintendent for Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
“The 150th anniversary of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie deserves our attention, especially as we honor the spirit, traditions and cultural heritage of America’s First Nations,” said Diane Shober, executive director for the Wyoming Office of Tourism.
Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 9am on Saturday, April 28th at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site.