ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
October 21, 1867
The Medicine Lodge Treaty is Signed Between
the United States and Several Indian Tribes at
Medicine Lodge Creek in Kansas
On this day in 1867, the Medicine Lodge Treaty (actually made up of three treaties) was signed between the
United States and the Kiowa, Comanche, Plains Apache, Southern Cheyenne, and Southern Arapaho tribes.
Two of the three treaties were signed on this day with the third being signed on October 28. The treaty came about
after Congress established the Indian Peace Commission to negotiate treaties with Indians who were in conflict with
the United States but it resulted in putting these tribes close to the Sioux, Shoshones, Bannocks, and Navajos
creating additional conflict over resources.