Utley tells us a story about one Sioux man named Dewey who managed to fight his way through the holocaust of the Wounded Knee battle in which he lost his mother, his brother, his wife, and infant son shortly after. The author writes, “Though twice wounded, Dewey had lived through a slaughter that had swept away at least 153 men, women, and children of Big Foot's band of 350 and maimed another 50 or more” (Utley, 19). With no more Buffalo to hunt for game, and the annihilation of over half of Big Foot's population, the Sioux were left with no other choice but to surrender to the white mans way. The government set up a system of reservations, which was a way to segregate Indians and force them into the new world order. Utley writes, “Dewey lived at a time when the Sioux were thrust upon the bridge the whites tried to build between the old Indian world and the alien new world of their conquerors.
Indian Wars erupted due to tension between the settlers backed by the federal government who were encroaching upon native land and the Native Americans occupying this land. The result of this tension led to Indian Wars such as the Sioux Wars which contained events such as the Wounded Knee Massacre in which federal troops killed 300 Sioux men, women, and children and the killing of General Custer during the battle of Wounded Knee which caused public opinion to turn even more against Native Americans. As a result of these Indian Wars all Native American tribes were effectively put onto reservations. The purposeful impairment and alienation of native culture was strongly emphasized by actions taken and legislation passed by the federal government of the United States. In Document A, Santana, Chief of the Kiowas, describes the destruction of timber and killing of buffaloes by soldiers who sit in camps where his people have lived for generations.
When His tribe was pushed farther west by white settlers, Tecumseh became angry and took many raids to against whites on the frontier. With the idea of an Indian Confederation, he proposed that all the tribes should stick together and refused to sell land to whites unless all the tribes agreed. The large tribal confederation had known as the Wabash Confederacy that tried to repel the American settlers from their region.
The earliest engagement was the Battle of Powder River, and the final battle was the Wolf Mountain. Included are the Battle of the Rosebud, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Battle of Warbonnet Creek, Battle of Slim Buttes, Battle of Cedar Creek, and the Dull Knife Fight. WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE: The massacre at Wounded Knee Creek was the last major armed conflict between the Lakota and the United States. It was described as a "massacre" by General Nelson A. Miles in a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
There was a series of treaties and military defeat against the Native Americans. American Indians were limited to a degree of self-government and lived on reservations. Over two hundred and fifty thousand Natives lived in the United States of America during this time. Throughout history, Indians have been looked at as if they could not defend their own interests. This is completely opposite of the way it really is.
The process was a very tense disruption that lasted for months. The Sioux tribe was very upset that the whites had come to their land, took over and forced them of their land. The whites also hunted the tribe’s buffalos and they were starting to become extinct. There was call put in to arrest a chief, Sitting Bull, at the Standing Rock Reservation. In the attempt to arrest him, the chief was shot and killed on December 15.
Fetterman Massacre The Fetterman massacre was a significant battle written in the early stages of British colonization in Wyoming. It was also known as the Red Cloud's War, even though the Indian chief Red Cloud wasn't even directly involved, and it was known toIndian people as the Battle of the Hundred Slain. In June of 1866, the United States Government organized a great Peace conference with the Sioux and the Cheyenne at Fort Laramie. Civil War William T. Sherman headed the council with great chiefs who were Dull Knife, Spotted Tail and Red Cloud. Sherman wanted permission for white emigrants to cross the Indian lands as well as for permission to build three forts on the Bozeman Trail.
He had a rough relationship with the Natives Americans. He kicks them out of America and formed an ally with the Cherokee Chief. Who soon betrayed Andrew Jackson and went with the British. Jackson fought them in the war of 1812 and thought they were of an inferior race. He burned their towns and crops and killed women and kids.
Kansas soon collapsed into civil war, which got it the name, “Bleeding Kansas.” Things also heated up on congress. Preston Brooks almost killed Charles Sumner by beating him harshly with a cane. Although he lived, he was hospitalized for three years. The country was breaking