Fort Laramie NHS News Release

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tribal Culture Today: Impacts of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie 

(Fort Laramie, WY) Commemoration activities for the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie continue the weekend August 25-26, 2018 with presentations on the impacts of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie to Tribal culture and families—impacts that are felt to this very day.

 On August 25-26, Lakota elder, Manny Iron Hawk, will provide insight into the importance of family for maintaining identity in tribal culture today, and how the Treaty still impacts everyday life on Tribal lands. Presentations by Mr. Iron Hawk will be given at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday afternoon, Robert N. Clinton—noted author, professor, and recipient of the Native American Bar Association – AZ Lifetime Achievement Award—will present a lecture on the intricacies of Treaty Law and the importance of the Treaty to maintaining tribal sovereignty on lands that make up today’s reservations. Mr. Clinton will speak at 12:30 p.m.

The weekend’s presentations will conclude on Sunday with talks at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. by Cheyenne River resident and recent law graduate, Michelle Running Wolf. Ms. Running Wolf will speak about daily life on Tribal lands and the challenges presented to residents every day as a result of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.

Join us for these extraordinary presentations at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Admission to the park is free.

This event is being supported in part by a grant through thinkWY|Wyoming Humanities. For more information and a schedule of events visit the park website at www.nps.gov/fola or call the park at 307-837-2221. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Tribal Culture Today: Impacts of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie 

(Fort Laramie, WY) Commemoration activities for the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie continue the weekend August 25-26, 2018 with presentations on the impacts of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie to Tribal culture and families—impacts that are felt to this very day.

 On August 25-26, Lakota elder, Manny Iron Hawk, will provide insight into the importance of family for maintaining identity in tribal culture today, and how the Treaty still impacts everyday life on Tribal lands. Presentations by Mr. Iron Hawk will be given at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday afternoon, Robert N. Clinton—noted author, professor, and recipient of the Native American Bar Association – AZ Lifetime Achievement Award—will present a lecture on the intricacies of Treaty Law and the importance of the Treaty to maintaining tribal sovereignty on lands that make up today’s reservations. Mr. Clinton will speak at 12:30 p.m.

The weekend’s presentations will conclude on Sunday with talks at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. by Cheyenne River resident and recent law graduate, Michelle Running Wolf. Ms. Running Wolf will speak about daily life on Tribal lands and the challenges presented to residents every day as a result of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.

Join us for these extraordinary presentations at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Admission to the park is free.

This event is being supported in part by a grant through thinkWY|Wyoming Humanities. For more information and a schedule of events visit the park website at www.nps.gov/fola or call the park at 307-837-2221. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

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