Red Cloud Buttes & Treaty Tree

Native American Historical Sites in Nebraska

From Red Cloud Buttes, you see Crawford to the east, Fort Robinson to the south, and the Red Cloud Agency site to the southeast. Half a mile northwest is the site of the Treaty Tree, where in 1875 the U.S. government tried to buy the Black Hills from the Lakota.

Crow Butte is the site of an 1849 battle between Sioux and Crow Indians. For the best view, travel 2 ½ miles south of Crawford, down Highways 2 and 71, then four miles east to Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area. Songbirds, falcons, deer, turkeys and golden eagles are often seen in this scenic area. 

For more information about Crawford area attractions, contact the Crawford Chamber of Commerce at (866) 665-1817.