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-“What we have when we leave our ways behind is suicide, addictions and death.”
(Doug Good Feather.
Ft. Laramie sun dance.
July 12, 2017.)
The first Ft. Laramie Treaty was signed on September 17, 1851 between the United States government and several First Nations, including the Sioux. In it, the native Americans allowed for settler safe passage on the Oregon Trail, and the building of roads in their territories while acknowledging the existence of “Indian territory” to which the U.S. Government laid no claim. Re-drafts occurred, but in the end, the Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Crow, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations, lost almost everything, including the Sacred Black Hills.
In the summer of July 2017, a sun dance was held in a farmer’s field a mile east of the historic fort under the guida" had no results.
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