Fort Abercrombie Peace Conference 1870 Nov 22, 2012 13:49:13 GMT -5
Post by grahamew on Nov 22, 2012 13:49:13 GMT -5
"In 1870, Fort Abercrombie was the site for the Sioux Chippewa Peace Conference. The Sioux Chippewa Peace Conference resulted in the cessation of all Indian Hostilities in the immediate vicinity of the fort. It is a notable exception to the many Indian treaties broken in later years. The Sioux Chippewa Peace Conference was fostered by a Catholic priest, Father Genin. Father Genin was famous for his understanding of the Indians and his great work among the tribes near Fort Abercrombie. The conference lasted three days and was attended by 900 picked Sioux and Chippewa. Outrages by both tribes against the white men near Fort Abercrombie were also discontinued from this time on. Father Genin had his own banner, a white field marked with a red cross which is said to be the forerunner of the Red Cross Flag in use today."
But which bands were present? Are there any more photographs?