Rick Williams: The Iniquitous History of the Fort Wise Treaty of 1861 – Colorado’s Efforts Toward Reconciliation

Center for Great Plains Studies •  Mar. 16, 2022 • University of Nebraska

This presentation will provide the truth behind the theft of 53 million acres of land during a time when fraud within the Indian Bureau was nefarious. The details and background of the 1861 Treaty of Fort Wise with the Cheyenne and Arapaho people reveal one of the most sordid examples of fraud ever in Indian Country. Watch the lecture now.

People of the Sacred Land

People of the Sacred Land is a Colorado-based nonprofit working to uncover the truth about American Indian history in the state. The purpose of the People of Sacred Land is to support American Indian people who are citizens of the State of Colorado to preserve their culture, language, and ways of life that were intimately tied to the land.

  

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