“The government of the United States desires peace, and its honor is hereby pledged to keep it.” The words hand-written into the Treaty of 1868 indicated the stated intention to bring about peace among the U.S. Government and northern Great Plains tribes. Instead, the document sowed discord that continues today. The treaty created what was then called the Great Sioux Reservation, a geographic boundary you won’t find on any modern map. We’ll talk with historians and experts about the original promise and the legacy of the historic treaty.
Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) – guest curator and editor of Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations and president of the Morningstar Institute
Dr. Jeffrey Means (Oglala Lakota) – associate professor and head of the Department of History and American Studies at the University of Wyoming
Heather White Man Runs Him (Apsaalooke) – senior staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund
Break 1 Music: Remembering The Warrior (song) Porcupine Singers (artist) Alowanpi – Songs Of Honoring – Lakota Classics: Past & Present, Vol. 1 (album)
Break 2 Music: Prayer Loop (song) Supaman (artist)