Wars on the Plains

  • Great Plains Act

    Federal Government passes an act that designated the entire Great Plains as one enormous reservation.
  • Change to Great Plains Act

    The government changed its policy and created treaties that defined specific boundries for each treaties and continued to hunt on their traditional lands.
  • Massacre at Sand Creek

    General S.R. Curtis told Chivington that he wanted no peace till the indians suffered more. Chivington decended on the indians.
  • Death at Bozeman Trail

    Crazy Horse ambushed Captain William J. Fetterman and his company at Lodge Trail Ridge. Native Americans call this battle the Battle of Hundred Slain, the Whites call it Fetterman Massacre.
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Sioux agreed to live on a reservation along the Mississippi River.
  • Custer's Expedition

    Custer reported gold in the Black Hills and lots of people went out to the Hills.
  • Red River War

    U.S. Army hearded people of friendly tribes to the reservation and opened fire on all the others.
  • Sioux and Cheyenne attacked Custer

    Sioux and Cheyenne held a sundance where Sitting Bull had a vision of soldiers and some Native Americans falling from their horses. They attacked Custer and killed him.
  • Dawes Act

    It aimed to "Americanize" Native Americans. Broke up reservations.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Seventh Calvary rounded up about 350 starving Sioux and took them to a camp at Wounded Knee. The next day, the soldiers demamded that the Native Americans give up all their weapons. A shot was fired from one side and war broke out.