Medicine Lodge

Medicine Lodge, est 1873 by Derrick Updegraff. Stockade, built in 1873, was near center of Medicine Lodge, where historical markers are located. The Home of Carry A. Nation, where she lived when she began her tirades against liquor, next door to The Stockade Museum, 2 museums at 1 price!! The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty was signed (just to south of Medicine Lodge) in 1867, with the U S Government and Five Southern Plains Tribes. Though the U.S. Treaty was not successful, the Treaty was Re-enacted in 1927, and held every three years, to tell the stories of "How the Great Southern Plains" was developed. (Next held in 2018, the Peace Treaty Pow Wow is held annually (last full week-end of Sept.) at the new Peace Treaty Pavilion, to keep the Native American heritage alive! The KS Championship Ranch Rodeo is also held annually, Sept. 23 - 24, 2016. Drive through the Gypsum Hills West to see panoramic views of the hills, like Twin Peaks, and Flower Pot Mountain, where geological finds and the countryside will leave you in utter awe at the beauty!