Conflict on The Great Plains.

  • Sand Creek Massacure

    Sand Creek Massacure
    Report to be one of the most infamous battles fought. Cheyennes and Arapahos were the ones fighting and arguing about who lived on the land which was the gold and silver rush in the Rocky Mountains which brought many white settlers there.
  • Fetterman Massacure

    Fetterman Massacure
    Army troops built a fort on the Bozeman Trail, which was used by prospectors to reach the gold mines in Montana. Sioux military leader, Crazy Horse, acted as a decoy and lead the troops into a deadly trap. He tricked the commander into sending a detachment of about 80 soldiers, with hundreds of warriors waiting to destroy and wipe out the entire detachment.
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Treaty of Fort Laramie
    At this time, the American drive for expansion drove violently with the Native American solution to keep their lands, sovereignty, and their ways of life. The struggle over land has defined relations between the U.S. government and Native Americans.
  • 1874 Discovery

    1874 Discovery
    An army expedition wanted to check if the rumorss were true about gold being up across the Black Hills and discovered the rumor was true.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    A battle against the Americans against the Indians about the land on the Black Hills that reported to have gold found all across the hills. Custer faced the two and battled. Him and his entire command lost their lives.
  • Ghost Dance

    Ghost Dance
    This dance was performed by the Sioux indians and expressed their culture that was being destroyed by The Dawns Act that weakened their cultural traditions. When more and more people knew about the dance, reservation officals was informed about it and decided to ban the Ghost Dance. Police came to arrest him but during the scuffle, they shot Sitting Bull.
  • Wounded Knee

    Wounded Knee
    The Indians ran in terror when they heard of Sitting Bull's death. They met up with the army at the Wounded Knee which was a creek located in the southwestern of South Dakota, to take their weapons. It is unknown how the fighting started between them, but when the first shot was made, it wasn't long after that the army came back. More then 200 Sioux indians and 25 soliders were killed.