Big foot's group was caught during their journey by Major Samuel M. Whitside and the Seventh Calvary. They were forced to withdraw back to the bank of Wounded Knee Creek. At Wounded Knee, as the Indians were helpless, the whites started taking all of their weapons. massacre break out by one of Indian open fired, they believed that it was an accident shot done by a deaf man, Black Coyote, when the soldier was trying to take the gun away from him. Within minutes, gunfire from the military unleashed upon the unarm Indians, they were outnumbered by 500 U.S Soldiers.
Also, another officer claimed that it was the buffalo hunters job to “kill buffalo” and that killing Indians was “they’re job” and that “the buffalo or the Indian must go” again, clearly showing that ultimately, the officers wanted the Indians dead or under control by any means. Sitting Bull’s source agrees with Tall Bull in that the killing of the buffalo would result in death for the Indians, or at least they’re way of life. It also agrees with Tall Bull in that it further shows there dependence on the buffalo. However, like Tall Bull – he has not blamed the government and therefore, nothing is there to prove the government had any involvement. Also, it does not prove that anything other than nature took its
The Native American population decreased from 48,000 to just 8,000 during the 1800s! The Indians fought wars to save land and freedom, but thousands were killed by white settlers for their land. The Indian Territory was being given away to white settlers. Indian Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered because of too much fighting, loss, and destruction. Also, the Indians’ most precious resource, buffalo, was killed by the thousands by white settlers.
Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans and the Role of Government In the years 1860-1890, there were many events that allowed people to move west. For example, the belief of Manifest Destiny made people from the east want to move over to the west. Also, the Homestead Act encouraged people to move west because if they did, they would gain 160 acres of land. Because of events like these, the lives of Native Americans had to change. Western Expansion drastically changed the lives of Native Americans by forcing them to assimilate, tampering with Indian Territory, and by making Native Americans suffer.
Custer entered the village from the other end with 210 men, taking the pressure off of Reno’s men. The Indians crossed the river and forced Custer back to a long high ridge to the north. Meanwhile. another force, largely Oglala Sioux under Crazy Horse’s command, swiftly moved down stream and doubled back and surrounded Custer and his men. Custer ordered his men to shot their horses to form a wall, but it didn’t stop the bullets.
Expansion affected the nation in many ways other than size. It also affected our country's population, culture, economy and social structure. America's economy was the first to experience the effects of Westward expansion. Most of the settlers that moved out west were planning on becoming farmers, if they were not already farmers. Along with new farmers came new products that the United States (US) could ship out to other countries as a profit.
The eighteen hundreds were a crucial part to American history. This was the time of the great westward expansion. Starting near the middle of the century, the west began to have an abundance of newcomers. The travelers came in search of gold mines, cattle, and potential new land although the paths that lead west proved to be difficult and deadly. Among the travelers were Lydia Allen Rudd, Joesph G. McCoy, and Edward Gould Buffum.
Second Great Removal of Native Americans Unscrupulous decisions backed up with political power, guided with ambition, opportunity and trickery helped resolved with violence and force. Accompanied by the growth of industrialization and finding of precious metals and lack of tolerance for cultural rights, led to the immigration of tens of thousands from their land and way of life; thus becoming the second great removal of Native Americans. The Indians had little to no chance. The United States government’s poor administration of Indian affairs took every opportunity to pass out laws and policies that would promote and encourage westward expansion and colonization of Indian territory by taking, selling or granting to “American” settlers the great opportunity to own many acres of land. Tribes were stripped of their land and forced upon smaller sections of land in other parts of the country.
This angered the soldiers and the Indians encountered horrific consequences. The soldiers killed everyone in sight, the Indian Chief- Big Foot- was the first killed and then the remaining men, women and children were all hunted down and killed while trying to escape. General Miles, the commanding general of the time quotes that "the number killed 90 warriors and approximately 200 women and children." The warriors are the male members of the Sioux. In 1956 the governor of South Dakota, Sigurd Anderson gave a speech of his understanding of the Wounded Knee massacre.
The finial reason why colonist of Jamestown died so quickly was because of settler skills. DOC C shows that in the original settlers they lacked in many major categories. One of those main categories is that there were not enough doctors. There were also not enough laborers either which caused all the work not to get done. In conclusion the reason why most of the settlers died was because of the environment.