Medicine Lodge has many historical areas to visit like the Stockade Museum and the Carry Nation Home. The current Stockade Museum is a smaller replica of the original built in 1874 because of Indian raids. About 200 people, cows and dogs stayed in the stockade from May until fall.
David and Carry Nation moved to Medicine Lodge in 1890 and while there, Carry began lecturing against tobacco and liquor. She helped organize the Medicine Lodge chapter of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. To help enforce the law against liquor, she began smashing saloons and smashed her first in 1900 in Kiowa. The Carry Nation home was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
To learn more about these and other historic events that took place in Medicine Lodge, go to http://medicinelodgestockade.org/.