This Day in History: April 29, 1868 – Treaty of Fort Laramie Signed


Published April 29, 2018

FORT LARAMIE, WYOMING – Hundreds of American Indians are gathered at Fort Laramie in the state of Wyoming to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Fort Laramie.

The Treaty of Fort Laramie was an agreement between the United States and the Lakota People signed on April 29, 1868 at Fort Laramie, guaranteeing the Lakota ownership of the Black Hills, and further land and hunting rights in South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. The area between the Black Hills and the Bighorn Mountains was to be closed to all non-tribal members.

The horse ride concludes at the Fort. Representing the Northern Cheyenne, Northern Arapaho, Pine Ridge/ Oglala Lakota, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Rosebud/Sicangu Lakota, Lower Brulé, and Standing Rock.

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