In 1868 the US signed the Laramie Treaty with the Lakota and other tribes ceding reservation lands and creating unceded territory for the use of the nomadic tribes for hunting. In 1873 the US experienced a severe recession. In 1874 gold was discovered in the Black Hills. Food was scarce on the reservations and many Lakota and Cheyenne moved out to the unceded lands banding together in one extremely large village. In 1875 the US offered to buy back the Black Hills. The Lakota refused to sell their sacred lands. The US government issued an order that all Indians return to their reservations by January 31, 1876 in the middle of an unusually bitterly cold winter. The US military planned a three pronged attack to force the natives back on to their reservations. The most famous of the resultant battles occurred here on June 25-26, 1876. We listened to an excellent ranger presentation on the Battle of Little Bighorn then took the Apsaalooke narrated bus tour during which a member of the Crow nation told us the story of the confrontation the Native Americans know as the Battle of Greasy Grass.




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All Because of an Eclipse

All Because of an Eclipse

It was a fabulous opportunity to not only view the 2024 Solar Eclipse from within the path of totality but also to enjoy a five day weekend with friends from the T@B trailer community at Ohio’s East Harbor State Park on the shore of Lake Erie.