Native Americans

  • Custer's Last Stand

    Custer's Last Stand
    Custer's Last StandCuster's Last Stand, also known as Battle of Little Big Horn, occurred June 25-26, 1876.
  • General Custer

    General Custer
    General CusterGeneral George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.
    The overwhelming defeat in his final battle overshadowed his achievements in the Civil War. Custer was defeated and killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in a battle that has come to be popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand".
  • Chief Sitting Bull

    Chief Sitting Bull
    Chief Sitting BullChief Sitting Bull was the Chief of the Sioux Indian Tribe. He was a beloved man and was known as the Medicine Man. In 1889 a treaty was made reducing Sioux territory. Difficulties in the working of this, led to an outbreak in 1890. Rumors of a coming Indian Messiah created such great turmoil in 1889—1890 that the US Army decided to arrest Sitting Bull. He was shot by the polics on December 15, 1890.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    Wounded KneeOn December 28, 1890, a battle occurred near Wounded Knee, SD, between a cavalry regiment and the men of Big Foot's band. Thirty of the whites were killed, while the Indian dead numbered over 200, including many of their women and children. Over 3,000 Indians then fled from the agency and encamped near White Clay Creek, where, on the next day, another encounter occurred. The result of this engagement was the dispersal of the Indians with heavy loss.
  • Chief Red Cloud

    Chief Red Cloud
    Chief Red CloudRed Cloud was born around 1822, and died on December 10, 1909. He was the celebrated Chief of the Oglala Sioux Indian Tribe. Red Cloud's military success forced the United States to make treaties. The US abandoned its forts on the Bozeman Trail, and gave the Lakota possession of much of South Dakota. Red Cloud continued to fight for the freedom of his people.