Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Site

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Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Site
MedicineLodgePeaceTreatyAmphitheater.png
The natural amphitheater at the site, 1969
Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Site is located in Kansas
Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Site
Nearest city Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Coordinates 37°17′41″N 98°33′42″W / 37.29472°N 98.56167°W / 37.29472; -98.56167Coordinates: 37°17′41″N 98°33′42″W / 37.29472°N 98.56167°W / 37.29472; -98.56167
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
Built 1867
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 69000059
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 4, 1969[1]
Designated NHL August 4, 1969[2]

The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Site was the location in present-day Kansas of the signing of the Medicine Lodge Treaty in October 1867 by the United States government with major Western Native American tribes of the region. There were a total of three treaties, collectively grouped under one name.[3]

The area includes the treaty signing site, near the confluence of Medicine Lodge Creek and Elm Creek. It also includes the camp area on the north and south sides of Medicine Lodge Creek, where most of the Native Americans camped.[3]

The site was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1969 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b John D. McDermott (April 10, 1969). "Special Report: Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Site, Medicine Lodge, Kansas". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 30 or so photos, from 1969 and other

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