Commemorating 150th Anniversary of The Fort Laramie Treaty [VIDEO]
April 28 to November 6, 2018 tribes from across the region gathered to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. The treaty’s negotiation and signing by tribes of the Northern Great Plains took nearly seven months to complete.
The event began by greeting the day at sunrise with prayer, drums and song. Later there was a sharing of native history from the time before trappers, traders, and forts. Also native perspectives on the treaties were explained as a counterpoint to the standard history.
Visitors had a chance to walk in the recreation of encampment made by the tribes and see how they lived so many years ago.