The BIA sent the tribal police to arrest Sitting Bull and to make them stop the dance. In this attempt Sitting Bull was killed along with policemen. After this incident the U.S. sent the 7th Calvary to disarm the Lakota. In the events that happened after, the U.S. soldiers opened fire on the Sioux killing about 200. This was known as the Wounded Knee Massacre.
On June 25, 1876 Lt. Custer was defeated at the Battle of Little Big Horn by the chiefs, Sitting bull, Gall, Crazy Horse and their men. He had attacked their encampment and, as a consequence, lost his entire command of more than 200 men in the battle. In 1889 we were split into six smaller reservations. Being suffocated by the Americans we began to practice the Ghost dance that was thought to extinguish the whites and to bring back the buffalos. Our defeat was next.
Winslow force he and him companions to give over all their weapons and Phillip had to sign a document saying he had been disloyal. None of Phillip’s warriors were happy for being falsely accused and giving over their weapons. The Wampanoag people were looking for some sort of retaliation but Phillip wanted to keep the peace. In January of 1675 Phillip’s personal secretary warned Winslow of war and 3 months later he was found dead. Three of Phillip’s men were arrested and tried for the murder.
When Forscyth's troops surrounded Black Coyote to disarm the man, Black Coyote's gun fired off and caused the troops to fire their weapons at other Indians, thus triggering the massacre. The massacre lasted for less than an hour, but the death toll was high, with 150 Lakota dead and 50 wounded. The siege of Wounded Knee occurred over 80 years later in the year 1973. Before the siege started, members of the Lakota tribe, whose ancestors were involved in the Wounded Knee massacre, and other tribes decided to meet in order to discuss issues such as high unemployment rates and the policies of the Federal Government concerning the tribes. This meeting formed the American Indian Movement, or AIM.
| Group of Warriors from the tribes west of Hermann burg, Central Australia in Myall creek massacre.The Myall creek massacre was just one of many massacres that took place right across the settlement. Yesterday a tragedy occurred when 28 Aboriginal bodies had been found burnt and tortured. The heartless settlers dragged the innocent Aboriginal people into the bush and slaughted every last one. Early investigations believe that 12 stockmen were responsible for this crime. The merciless convict men were punished and hung for their awful crime.
For example it looks like the commander is ordering the men to shoot when Captain Preston himself said, “my words were, don’t fire, stop your firing.” (Document Three) Revere also changed the color of Crispus Attucks’ skin as a way to gain more sympathy. These facts were twisted in a way that frames the British as murderers, but they were simply acting in self-defense. It was the colonists that gathered together first and started acting violently. Preston even writes in his deposition, “About 9 some of the guard came to and informed me the town inhabitants were assembling to attack the troops” and, “On this a general attack was made on the men by a great number of heavy clubs and snowballs being thrown at them, by which all our lives were in imminent danger.” (Document Three) The soldiers’ lives were in danger, and were put there by the rowdy colonists who wanted to get a rise out of them. The soldiers were only victims of circumstance, a circumstance that was rigged by the unjust decisions of a select few.
On the morning of December 29, 1890, soldiers from the U.S. Seventh Cavalry, the unit made world-famous only fifteen years earlier by its defeat under General George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn, opened fire on a band of Minneconjou and Hunkpapa Sioux who they had detained and were in the process of disarming. Over several hours, the men of the Seventh indiscriminately killed about 250 people, more than half of who were women, children and elderly, and crushed the spiritual movement known as the Ghost Dance. The Wounded Knee Massacre unquestionably stands as one of the darkest moments in the relationship between Native Americans and the United States government, yet most scholarship on the subject either limits its scope to the individuals directly involved in the affair and the tactics employed or presents the slaughter as a turning point in a longer history of U.S. aggression towards the native people of the Great Plains.
Documents prove that the British intentionally killed off the buffalo in areas populated by the Native Americans. By doing this, the British took away their main source of food. Starvation occurred in many villages and the Natives population had reduced from an estimated 12 million in 1500 to barely 237,000 in 1900. Villages were pillaged, and prisoners were sent to camps or reservations. The British’s actions were rationalized through religion, Indians were seen as savages that needed to convert and those who didn’t were murdered.
Wildman, the author of "George Washington: Commander in Chief," tells us, Witnessing all of the horrors of Braddock's defeat, more of a massacre than a battle, George Washington's personal courage had its baptism of fire and bore the acid test of every experience with honor. With two horses shot beneath him and four bullets through his coat, he not only continued his duties as aide but when general Braddock was mortally wounded and most of the other officers either killed or wounded, it was the young provincial colonel who took command of the remnant of the brilliant English Army and brought it and the wounded leader out of the terrifying forest ambush of Indians to safety (1). Washington became an instant hero. His courage and bravery saved the greatest army in the world from being totally annihilated, and he won the respect of the soldiers who followed
“Fear Hurts” The character that I have chosen to write about is Augustus Sullivan, or Gus, the guide for General Moustache who directs the American soldiers into battle after they hear that the Native Americans had slain 25 white people. Gus, who is a well-respected white man of the United States Army, is someone who Zits tries to immediately control away from Gus’ intentions, but he is unsuccessful (Alexie, p. 85). Instead, he guides the white people, the same people he had grown to hate, into a Native American camp to slaughter his ancestors. He watches as Indian men, women, and children are obliterated by the men he took to their camp, as people are murdered at ferociously close distance. When all hope for any Indian survivors is lost, a “white soldier races towards Bow Boy” and “without stopping, the white soldier reaches down and picks up Bow Boy.