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Fort Smith Council: Park recalls 1865 meeting with federal government, Indian tribes

Historic site recalls 1865 harbinger of peace

By Laurinda Joenks

This article was published September 11, 2015 at 1:00 a.m.

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This early newspaper drawing, cataloged at the Library of Congress, bears the caption: “Fort Smith, Indian Territory, Arkansas. The place where the Great Indian Council was held and treaty of peace signed.”

FAQ

Anniversary Symposium:

Council of 1865

WHEN — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE — Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith Museum of History & Frisco Railroad Station, all in Fort Smith

COST — Free

INFO — 226-3723

As alliances across what was known as the United States fractured during the Civil War, so did those among American Indian tribes in what is now the state of Oklahoma.

FAQ

Anniversary Symposium:

Council of 1865

WHEN — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE — Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith Museum of History & Frisco Railroad Station, all in Fort Smith

COST — Free

INFO — 226-3723

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