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a. Early Fur Trade on the Platte, 1812-30

b. Fort William, The First "Fort Laramie," 1834

c. Fort Platte and Fort John on the Laramie

d. The First Emigrants

e. The Morman Migrations, 1847-48

f. Fort Laramie Becomes a Military Post

g. The California Gold Rush

h. The Fort Laramie Treaty Council, 1851

i. The Emigrant Tide and Indian Troubles, 1852-53

j. The Grattan and Harney Massacres, 1854-55

k. Handcart to Pony Express, 1856-61

l. The Civil War and the Uprising of the Plains Indians

m. Peace Talk and War on the Bozeman Trail, 1866-68

n. The Treaty of 1868

o. The Fight for the Black Hills

p. Last Years of the Army Post, 1877-90

q. The Homesteaders Take Over

r. Efforts to Preserve the Fort

s. Guide to the Area

t. How to Reach Fort Laramie

u. Administration

v. Related Areas

w. Facilities


For additional information, visit the Web site for
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
or view their Official National Park Handbook (#118):

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Historical Handbook Number Twenty

This publication is one of a series of handbooks describing the historical and archeological areas in the National Park System administered by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior. It is printed by the Government Printing Office and may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington 25, D.C. Price 35 cents

NPS seal The National Park System, of which Fort Laramie is a unit, is dedicated to conserving the scenic, scientific, and historic heritage of the United States for the benefit and enjoyment of its people.

Stewart L. Udall, Secretary

Conrad L. Wirth, Director

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