CONFLICT ON THE GREAT PLAINS

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  • HOMESTEAD ACT OF 1862

    HOMESTEAD ACT OF 1862
    A law passed by congress, the homestead act save 160 free acres of land to a setter.The act gave men, single women, and widowed were allowed to own bind woman who were married were not able to own their own land. The Homestead Act required that they develop the land within 5 years.
  • Fetterman Massacre

    Fetterman Massacre
    It was the bloodiest incident between the army and the Native Americans. On December 21,1866, Crazy horse, a sioux leader, tricked the army commander into sending troops after him on the Bozeman Trail where hundreds of warriors were in hidding. All the soldiers/about 80 were killed.
  • Discovery of 1874

    Discovery of 1874
    The government had made a deal to not allow any whites to occupy or pass thourhg the Black Hills o fthe Dakotas. The hills however were rumored to have gold and this was later proved to be true. The Sioux were angry but instead of living up to their promise the government officials tried to buy the land from the Sioux.
  • BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN

    BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN
    The Battle of Little Bighorn an 1868 treaty was supposed to bring peace, but tensions remained and erupted in more fighting a few years later. On June 25, 1876, Custer was Killed in the Battle of Little Bighorn along with over 200 soldiers. The Indians did not want to sell the land so they fought to keep it.
  • Ghost Dance

    Ghost Dance
    The Ghost Dance was a ritual dance performed by the Sioux Indians to represent their feelings about there culture being destroyed. This ritual scared the government so police were sent to arrest Sitting Bull. During the arrest Sitting Bull was shot. The death of Sitting Bull scared many of the Sioux Indians so they left and went to gather at a creek called Wounded Knee,
  • Wounded Knee

    Wounded Knee
    The government officials still feared the Sioux, so on December 29, 1890 they sent the army to collect all of the Sioux's weapons. No one knows for sure who started the battle but after the sound of a pistol shot the army opened fire. Twenty five soldiers and more than 200 Sioux Indians were killed. This battle marked the end of the Native Americans battle for freedom, they had been defeated by the whites.