Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty

The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty event is scheduled for September 24, 25 and 26th!

It was in 1917 that citizens of Medicine Lodge made the initial effort to commemorate the historical significance of the Treaty of Medicine Lodge, signed in 1867 by the Peace Commission of the United States Government and the five tribes of Plains Indians, the Kiowa, the Comanche, the Kiowa-Apache, the Arapaho and the Cheyenne.

The citizens’ committee decided to commemorate the event with a historical pageant. The colorful celebration was first presented in 1927, in the beautiful amphitheater which covers a quarter section of Kansas prairie designated as the Memorial Peace Park. Every year the Peace Treaty Festival features rodeos, a powwow, a historical melodrama, children’s activities, vendors and more. Every three years the Peace Treaty Pageant historical reenactment joins the lineup. 2021 is a pageant year!

2021 will be the 27th presentation of the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty reenactment. This is sure to be a great event! More information can be found at the Peace Treaty Festival website. A schedule of events is posted on the website. Make plans to attend this historical celebration!

Media and information cited from https://peacetreaty.org.