Battle on the Plains

  • The Begining of Reservations

    The Begining of Reservations
    The federal government passes an act that designates the entire Great Plains as one enormous reservation for the Native Americans.
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    Changing the Reservations

    The government changed its policy and created treaties that defined specific boundaries for each tribe. This caused many settlers and miners clashing with the Indians.
  • Massacre at Sand Creek

    Massacre at Sand Creek
    The Cheyenne Indians thought they were protected by the U.S. government and went to their reserve. General Curtis attacked them and killed over 150 Indians, mostly women and children.
  • Death on the Bozeman Trail

    Death on the Bozeman Trail
    The Bozman Trail went through Indian hunting ground and the Navtive Americans didnt want settlers passing through. The warrior Crazy Horse attacked Captain William J. Fetterman and his company at Lodge Trail Ridge. 80 of Fetermans men were killed. The Native Americans called this battle the Battle of the Hundred Slain.
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Treaty of Fort Laramie
    The treaty stated that the Sioux had to agree to live on a reservation along the Missouri River. Sitting Bull nevered signed it but the Ogala and Brule Sioux did sign the treaty,
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    The Red River War

    The Kiowa and Chomnache did raids for six years finally leading to the Red River War. So the army started sending friendly tribes onto the reservation and the tribes that resisted were supposed to destroyed.
  • Custer's Last Stand

    Custer's Last Stand
    When the Sioux and the Cheyenne held a sun dance Sitting Bull saw soldiers coming. So when Custer showed up the Native Americans were ready. Within an hour Custer and his whole infantry were dead.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act tried "Americanize" the Native Americans. It boke up the restervations by giving a certain amount of land to each head of household. What wasnt sold to the Native Americans was sold to the settlers and the money from the land would be put toward Native American farm equipment.
  • The Battle of Wounded Knee

    The Battle of Wounded Knee
    The Seventh Calvary rounded up about 350 starving and freezing Native Americans and took them to Wounded Knee Creek. Here the soldeirs demanded that Native Americans give all of their weapons up. No one knew who shot first my the soldiers opened fire with a deadly cannon. It killed almost 300 unarmed Native Americans including many children. The soldiers just left all the bodies there on the ground. This brought the wars to an end.