Clash of Cultures

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    Clash of Cultures

  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    The Sand Creek Massacre was an atrocity in the Indian Wars of the United States that occurred on November 29, 1864. 700-man force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a village of friendly Cheyenne and Arapaho encamped in southeastern Colorado Territory, killing and mutilating an estimated 70–163 Indians, about two-thirds of whom were women and children.
  • 2nd Treaty of Ft. Laramie

    2nd Treaty of Ft. Laramie
    The Treaty of Fort Laramie was an agreement between the United States and the Oglala, Miniconjou, and Brulé bands of Lakota people, Yanktonai Dakota, and Arapaho Nation signed in 1868 at Fort Laramie in the Wyoming Territory, guaranteeing to the Lakota ownership of the Black Hills, and further land and hunting rights in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. The Powder River Country was to be henceforth closed to all whites. The treaty ended Red Cloud's War.
  • Battle of Palo Duro Canyon

    Battle of Palo Duro Canyon
    The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon was a significant United States victory. That brought an end to the Red River War.
  • Battle of little Big Horn

    Battle of little Big Horn
    The Battle of Little Bighorn was a battle between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the United States Army. The battle occurred on June 25 and 26, 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory. It was the most prominent action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
  • Relocation of the Nez Perce

    Relocation of the Nez Perce
    The Nez Perce War was an armed conflict between several bands of the Nez Perce tribe of Native Americans and their allies. A small band of the Palouse tribe led by Red Echo and Bald head, against the United States Army. The conflict, fought between June–October 1877, stemmed from the refusal of several bands of the Nez Perce, dubbed "non-treaty Indians", to give up their ancestral lands in the Pacific Northwest and move to an Indian reservation in Idaho.
  • Ghost Dance

    Ghost Dance
    The Ghost Dance was a new religious movement which was incorporated into numerous Native American belief rituals. According to the Jack Wilson teachings, proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with the spirits of the dead and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to native peoples throughout the region.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    By the time it was over, at least 150 men, women, and children of the Lakota Sioux had been killed and 51 wounded, some estimates placed the number of dead at 300. Twenty-five troopers also died, and 39 were wounded. It is believed that many were the victims of friendly fire, as the shooting took place at close range in chaotic conditions.