Red Cloud Remembered: 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie

Monday, October 29, 2018

The final Commemoration activities for the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018. Red Cloud’s family will host the day’s programs, marking the occasion of his signing the Treaty, which continues to impact the lives of indigenous nations across the Northern Great Plains to this very day.

The day will start with Oglala Lakota ceremony, offerings, and prayer beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Admission to the park is free. Everyone is invited to join in this beautiful, poignant opening to the day’s activities.

The rest of the day’s program will be held at the town of Fort Laramie Community Center—all are welcome! The keynote speaker will be Tom Short Bull, President of the Oglala Lakota College, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be traditional food prepared by the Red Cloud family.

Lunch will be followed by presentations and displays on Lakota history and culture. There will also be Victory Dance and Honor Songs, with songs by the Crazy Horse Singers. Chris Eagle Hawk will be Eyapaha (MC) for the afternoon. The program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Community Center on the corner of Otis Street and Laramie Avenue in the town of Fort Laramie.

Join us for this final program of the 1868 Treaty Commemoration Period, starting 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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