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.
Miles in a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.  On December 29, 1890, five hundred troops of the U.S. 7th Cavalry, supported by four Hotchkiss guns (a lightweight artillery piece capable of rapid fire), surrounded an encampment of the Lakota bands of the Miniconjou and Hunkpapa  with orders to escort them to the railroad for transport to Omaha, Nebraska. By the time it was over, 25 troopers and more than 150 Lakota Sioux lay dead, including men, women, and children. Some of the soldiers are believed to have been the victims of "friendly fire" because the shooting took place at point-blank range in chaotic conditions.  Around 150 Lakota are believed to have fled the chaos, many of whom may have died from
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.
Sherman wanted permission for white emigrants to cross the Indian lands as well as for permission to build three forts on the Bozeman Trail. Red Cloud of the Oglala announced that no such concession would be made especially since he had seen soldiers marching off to build the forts before they even had permission, as they wanted him to accept the decision to allow emigrants to settle on the last of the great Sioux hunting grounds. He angrily broke off the talks and stormed off, and vowed to defend the territory and shut down the trail, when he was unable to reach agreement with the army negotiators, he resorted to sending out war parties that attacked emigrants and army patrols. These hit and run tactics were difficult for the army to deal with and at the time the Indians arrived on the scene of the attack, the war parties had disappeared. Fort Phil Kearny was one of three forts on the Bozeman trail connecting the Platte River with mines of Montana.
The first non-reservation Native American boarding school was opened on November 1, 1878 by Richard Pratt in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (Fuchs & Havighurst, 1972). Pratt retired from the United States Army in 1903 as a colonel, having participated in many of the conflicts compromising the American Indian Wars. Prior to opening the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Pratt experimented with Native American prisoners from the Red River War (Pratt, 2001). His belief that Native Americans needed to be taught to reject their cultural values and way of life to adapt to a ‘white American’ or western lifestyle is best outlined by his statement, “A great general has said that the only good Indian is a dead one. In a sense, I agree with the sentiment, but only in this: that all the Indian there is in the race should be dead.
From these two videos, I have a better understand of American Indian history overview. Especially from video Pride 101, Dr. Duane Champagne mentions the removal policy of Native Indians, and because of the policy, the tribes have to move from Southeast to Oklahoma. These two videos show audiences a long history and policy about American Indians and how struggled they had been through in a native land. After I finished from these two videos, I can see many parallels between the struggles the Native American Tribes and my people encounter dealing with the U.S. Government “You can never be part of Indian. You are or you are not.
Memoirs and biographies are mostly used to evaluate Brown’s significance. One of the sources used in the essay, To Purge This Land with Blood by Stephen B. Oates, is used to evaluate the origin, purpose, values and limitations. B. Evidence Before Harper’s Ferry, there was a pro-slavery raid on Lawrence, Kansas (also known as Pottawatomie Massacre or Bleeding Kansas) because of the violence against the abolitionists and pro-slavery acts. The proslavery forces were burning towns and murdered a free-state settler named Thomas Barber.1 This led to a disagreement over the land, until James Henry Lane and Charles Robinson drew up a peace treaty and had the free-state men in full possession of the Territory.
The Indians had been persecuted, harmed, and removed from their land by whites ever since the very first years of colonization in America, and Western movement caused the final blow to these people. The Cherokees of Georgia made efforts to learn the ways of the whites by opening schools, adopting a written constitution, and even turning to slaveholding. For these efforts the Cherokees, along with the Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles, they were named the “Five Civilized Tribes.” But, these efforts were not good enough for the whites. In 1830 Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, providing for the transplanting of all Indian tribes then resident east of the Mississippi. In 1838, the US army forced the Cherokees from their homelands in the Trail of Tears into Indian Territory.
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.
Michael Blake’s book Dances with Wolves reveals a very exciting story of the territorial war between settlers and Native Americans. The book has a Western setting depicting a frontier from a Native American’s point of view. Blake invites the reader to experience the regular pressure that had initially been placed on American by Settlers. John Dunbar, the major character, is a lieutenant who had initial sympathy for the settlers, links with a tribe belonging to Native Americans. This essay analyses Lieutenant Dunbar’s traits that made him abandon America’s allegiance and be part of the Comanches.