Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty
September 25-26-27, 2015



Indian Summer Days Pow Wow 2015
Schedule: Sunrise - Flag Raising
11am - 1pm - Contest Sign Up
1pm - 10pm - Dance

September 25, 26, 27, 2015 - City Park
Lots of Downtown activities, Saturday, the 26th!

27th Annual Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo
September 25 - 26, 2015 - click for details!

Moore Longhorn Cattle Drive to Medicine Lodge
DATES TBA


  Kansas' own Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant commemorates the great Peace Council of 1867 between the U.S. Government and the proud civilization of the Plains Indians:

Apache Arapaho Cheyenne Comanche Kiowa

  The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty re-enactment compresses 300 years of history into two hours of entertainment and education. Set against the panoramic backdrop of the timeless “Red Hills” and the Kansas sky, the Pageant commemorates the diverse cultures of the “Discoverers, Explorers, and Settlers” mixed with the Native peoples of the Central Plains.

   In a natural amphitheater, near the actual site of the council where the Medicine River (named by the Kiowa for its medicinal waters) and Elm Creek flow together, the re-enactment takes place, and peace will come with time to the prairie.

   The Pageant is an invitation to watch history unfold: the Spanish Discovery with Coronado; Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike come alive on the prairie, and now the natives are unsure of their place in their homelands. The settlers were moving West and thoughts of railroads were in the future. Not all were peaceful journeys in the covered wagons, and sometimes, the cavalry would rescue the settlers in an Indian attack. The longhorn cattle drive is another colorful scene.

  The community of Medicine Lodge transforms into a frontier town, with parades and the Medicine Lodge Historical Night show, which re-enacts the Bank Robbery that took place in 1880’s, and Carry Nation who loved to smash saloons and any place that sold the “Demon Rum!” The setting for the Pageant and the entire celebration is wrapped in the rust-colored glory of the Gypsum Hills on the horizon.

   Don’t miss the Annual Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo, featuring working cowboys competing in events much like the day work on their ranches. The Cowboy Trappings and Trade show, Ranch Horse Show and All Women's Ranch Rodeo will make the event unforgettable!

The American Bus Association has recognized Peace Treaty as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 1997 and 2006.

 

Ranch Rodeo
Teams are invited to compete in events much like day work on the ranch with thrilling action featuring Calf Branding, Team Penning, Wild Cow Milking and more.
   
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Indian Dancers at Parade
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History
It was 1917 that citizens of Medicine Lodge decided to commemorate the Treaty of Medicine Lodge, signed in 1867.

Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant
Telephone/Fax: 620-886-9815

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 128
103 East Washington
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

Second Photo: Longhorn cattle drive arriving for the
Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty.
Supplied by Moore's Longhorn Ranch www.longhorn-cattle.com
Memorial Peace Park is part of the "National Historic Landmarks" as per the Kansas Historical Society.
 
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