Conflict on the Great Plains

  • Sand Creek Massarce

    Sand Creek Massarce
    Settlers moveing west heard about gold in the rockys wich lead to the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Which made the Cheyenne Tribe who lived there mad. They started to attack wagon trains and stage coaches. Chivington ignored the peace treadies from the Cheyenne and attack them. After the attack they went back and killed the wounded and the rest of the indians there.
  • Fetterman Massacre

    Fetterman Massacre
    Fetterman Massacre was a ambush from the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes. Crazy Horse, a Sioux military learder, was a decoy who lead a detachment of about 80 soldiers from a near by fort to the waiting worriors who wiped out the entire detachment. Happened in the state of Wyoming. Was one of the battles over the great plains.
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Treaty of Fort Laramie
    The treaty of Fort Laramie was a peace treaty between the whites and the Sioux to try and stop the fighting. The Sioux then agreed to move into the Black Hills to a reservation.
  • 1874 Discovery

    1874 Discovery
    The 1874 Discovery was in the Black Hills. Custer a U.S. army officer took a army and found lots of gold. Which lead to the battle of Little Bighorn.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    The battle of little Bighorn took place in the Black Hills. It was Between the Sioux and the U.S. army for the Black Hills. The government and many others wanted the Black Hills because there was lots of gold there so the government tried to move the Sioux into a reservation since they wouldn't leave the hills. When a small army came to move them they were ready and wiped them out but the army then fought back until the Sioux finally moved to the reserve.
  • Ghost Dance

    Ghost Dance
    The ghost dance was a traditional dance that the Sioux would dance to express their culture. They wanted to regain their greatness so they would have to dance the ghost dance. the only problem was that the reservation officials were alrmed so they took action and told the sioux that they were no longer aloud to dance anymore.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    When the police came to arrest Sitting Bull, who was the leader of a movement called the ghost dance, they tryed to arrest him because they were alarmed so they banned the ghost dance. When they came to arrest Sitting Bull it broke out in a fight and Sitting Bull was Killed. Since he was killed the rest of the Sioux ran away in fear. They decided to go to a creek called Wounded Knee where the police came to take their weapons and then it broke out in a fight which was battle of Wounded Knee.