1868 Treaty Of Fort Laramie

Chynna Lockett / SDPB

Members from 15 different tribes across the plains region are honoring the spirit of their ancestors. One hundred and fifty years ago many tribes gathered to sign the 1868 Treaty Of Fort Laramie.

It’s not the only treaty signed between the US government and tribes in that area that’s being remembered.

The commemoration began as horseback riders from several tribes arrived at the historic site.

Tribes Gather For Treaty Anniversary

Apr 30, 2018
Chynna Lockett / SDPB

A large gathering of South Dakota tribal members are honoring the spirit of their ancestors who signed the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie 150 years ago.

Many gather at the site with mixed feelings.

The 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie guaranteed a large swath of land from Nebraska to Montana, which included the Black Hills and the east bank of the Missouri River.

Eventually, the established treaty area got whittled down to modern day reservations.

The 150 years between the treaty signing and today include events like the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

National Park Service officials are preparing for the upcoming commemoration of the 1868 Treaty at Fort Laramie signing one hundred and fifty years ago this weekend.

Representatives from fifteen tribes are expected to attend, including members from South Dakota’s nine reservations.

Both tribal and federal officials are scheduled to meet at the treaty signing spot where 150 years ago they came together for peace.

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 2

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Treaty at Fort Laramie.

To commemorate the anniversary, tribal and government officials will convene at the historic site in eastern Wyoming. Many members from South Dakota's nine tribes are expected to attend.

Melissa Hamersma Sievers / SDPB


The South Dakota State Senate is recognizing the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie 150 years after it was signed.

This could be the first time a resolution like this has ever passed out of a South Dakota legislative chamber.

But not all agreed on the resolution.