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Treaty of Fort Wise

  • 1851 and 1861 Treaty Lands

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    Lands granted to the Cheyenne and Arapaho peoples under the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie and 1861 Treaty of Fort Wise.
    1851 and 1861 Treaty Lands
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Charles D. Collins, The Cheyenne Wars Atlas (Fort Leavenworth, KS: Combat Studies Institute Press, 1955).

Stan Hoig, The Peace Chiefs of the Cheyennes (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990).

Charles J. Kappler, ed. and comp., “Treaty with the Arapaho and Cheyenne, 1861 (Treaty of Fort Wise) 12 Stat. 1163, Feb. 15, 1861. Ratified Aug. 6, 1861; proclaimed Dec. 5, 1861,” in Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties—Vol. II: Treaties (Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 1904).

Additional Information: 

Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1970).

George E. Hyde, Life of George Bent: Written from His Letters, ed. Savoie Lottinville (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1960).

Gregory F. Michno, Encyclopedia of Indian Wars: Western Battles and Skirmishes 1850–1890 (Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing, 2003).

A Tale of Two Treaties,” National Park Service, last modified January 22, 2014.