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HNRS 389 - Professor Robert Bell

Cultural and Environmental Consequences of the Fort Laramie Treaties

The cultural and environmental ramifications of the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868 for the Lakota and other Indian Nations on the Plains will be examined. The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 was a treaty of forced assimilation directed toward the Lakota Nation. The 1868 treaty also created several environmental issues during the late nineteenth century with ramifications still being felt today.

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