American Indian Heritage Month: Commemoration vs. Exploitation
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Treaty signing to end Red Cloud's War



General William T. Sherman and Sioux leaders sign the Fort Laramie Treaty at Fort Laramie, Wyoming in 1868. The treaty's signing ended Red Cloud's War and called for the closure of the Bozeman Trail and three U.S. Army forts. The war, led by Lakota Sioux Chief Red Cloud, started in 1868 in response to white advancement and the building of three government forts in the Powder River country and is best known for the Fetterman Fight of December 21, 1866.

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