Scott's Bluff National Monument is Cheyenne and Arapaho Land

Scott's Bluff

{Scott’s Bluff National Monument originally posted by usinterior} Meapate, now known as Scott’s Bluff, is a magnificent bluff in western Nebraska on land swindled from the Cheyenne and Arapaho in the 1861 Treaty of Fort Wise. Already having to deal with thousands of settlers illegally passing through their land on the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails, the Treaty of Fort Wise was negotiated as a revision of the Treaty of Fort Laramie after gold was discovered in Colorado. The Cheyenne and Arapaho gave up over 90% of their remaining land. Many Cheyenne and Arapaho people objected to the treaty arguing it didn’t represent what all the chiefs wanted, the chiefs didn’t know what they were signing, and that they had been bribed. The U.S. refused to renegotiate and tensions eventually led to the Colorado War and the Sand Creek Massacre. While the Cheyenne and Arapaho signed the treaty, this land was probably also used but the Lakota, Mandan, and Pawnee. #publiclandisnativeland