Plains Indians and Fort Laramie By: Grace Noble

Fort Laramie was the second fort built by the government in effort to protect settlers moving west.

Multiple nations and US officials gathered at Fort Laramie to ask Natives to stop following the buffalo and said that if they settled permanently in on area the government would protect them.

The Fort Laramie Treaty, in 1851, gave the land west of the Mississippi River for the Native Americans to settle on if they stayed there permanently. It only lasted until gold was found in 1859 at Pikes Peak. To this day Natives are still arguing that the land should be returned.

Plains Indians lived between Rocky Mountians and Mississippi River


Lived in Tipi's, each tribe had their own language, well organized religion, agriculturally based, skilled aritists and farmers.


The Sioux, the Blackfoot, the Comanche, the Crow, the Arapaho, and the Kiowa were among the largest and most powerful Plains Indian groups.


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