Treaty of 1868 Taught As Separate Subject

Dec 17, 2018

Treaty teacher Leta Brandis and two of her students, Brianna White Hat and Cole Castaway.
Credit Victoria Wicks

A high school class at the St. Francis Indian School is learning about the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

The treaty isn't just a part of a general study of history. Students are devoting an entire semester studying the words and meaning of the treaty.

Teacher Leta Brandis couldn't find a syllabus for teaching that kind of class, so she had to develop a curriculum from scratch.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this story.

To read the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, click on the link below:

https://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/four/ftlaram.htm