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Kansas Historical Marker

Medicine Lodge Peace Treaties

Kansas State Historical Marker
Barber County
US-160, Barber County
Memorial Place Park
1 mile east of Medicine Lodge
      In October 1867, Kiowa, Comanche, Araphoe, Apache and Cheyenne Indians signed peace treaties with the Federal government. Fifteen thousand Indians camped nearby during the council, among them the famous chiefs Satanta, Little Raven and Black Kettle. Five hundred soldiers acted as escort for the U.S. commissioners.