Six years later, in 1874, gold was found in the Black Hills. Although the government offered to buy the land, the Sioux tribes refused the offer. The Black Hills were sacred to the Sioux and they wouldn`t sell. The army did not prevent the gold seekers from entering the black hills. The federal government has requested that all Sioux be accountable to the reserve. Bull, seated, and his group refused. Other conflicts followed. The treaties that were supposed to bring peace led directly to more conflicts. In 1851, one of the largest contracts was signed at Fort Laramie in present-day Wyoming. The Treaty Council was visited by thousands of Indians from different tribes. The Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1851 defined the boundaries between the Indian tribes of the Northern Great Plains.
(See map 1.) The tribes that signed the treaty in 1851 agreed in Article 8, the government agreed to provide seeds, tools and training to each of the inhabitants who chose regions, and agreed to manage them. This should be worth up to $100 for the first year, and up to $25 for the second and third year.  It was one of many provisions of the treaty that aimed to promote agriculture instead of hunting and bringing tribes closer to “the white man`s way of life.” :44 The Treaty of Fort Laramie (also the Sioux Treaty of 1868) is an agreement between the United States and the Oglala, Miniconjou and Brulé groups of Lakota, Yanktonai Dakota and Arapaho Nation, after the failure of the first Treaty of Fort Laramie, signed in 1851. On March 11, 2018, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead signed a similar law calling on the federal government to “assume its federal responsibility” and requested a permanent denunciation of the original contract, which was submitted to the National Archives and Records Administration in the Wyoming Legislature.   The Treaty of 1851 had a number of flaws that contributed to the deterioration of relations and the violence that followed in the coming years.