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Government Documents and the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries are pleased to announce the release of a World Wide Web site, entitled The Treaty of Fort Laramie with Sioux, etc., 1851: Revisiting the document found in Kappler's Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties.
This treaty was an important transaction formed by the federal government with a number of prominent American Indian tribes of the Great Plains. Its creation and provisions were a demonstration of the growing need for less animosity among the tribes themselves, in part to yield increased security for an ever-growing flow of settlers into the western United States who traversed in the process the tribes’ historical lands. However, over the years, a true version of the final transaction – reflecting intervention by the Senate after the original signing – has never been published. A proposed correct text is presented here.
We welcome your comments, as well as your error reports. The URL for this resource is http://treatyoffortlaramie1851.unl.edu/.