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Indigenous Treaties in Colorado

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 11:31, last changed on 03/04/2021 - 01:07
Treaties with Indigenous people played a major role in the conquest and formation of Colorado . Backed by the constant threat of military force, the series of treaties and agreements signed between the federal government and various Indigenous groups between 1849 and 1880 separated Indigenous...

Little Arkansas Treaty

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 11:37, last changed on 03/04/2021 - 01:07

Mrs. John Prowers

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The Little Arkansas Treaty refers to a pair of treaties signed between the US and American Indian nations in Kansas in mid-October 1865: one with the Southern Arapaho and Southern Cheyenne nations and one with the Comanche and Kiowa . Of the two, the treaty signed on October 14 with the Cheyenne...

Medicine Lodge Treaties

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 11:40, last changed on 08/06/2020 - 10:32
The Medicine Lodge Treaties were a series of three treaties between the US government and the Comanche , Kiowa , Plains Apache , Southern Cheyenne , and Southern Arapaho American Indian nations, signed in October 1867 along Medicine Lodge Creek, south of Fort Larned, Kansas. By treating with...

Sand Creek Massacre

Added by yongli on 09/19/2019 - 13:42, last changed on 03/07/2021 - 01:07
On November 29, 1864, US volunteer cavalry killed more than 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho people—mostly women, children, and the elderly—who were camped peacefully along Sand Creek in what was then Colorado Territory . Coloradans today must grapple with this dark chapter in their state’s...
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