Sioux chiefs

Collision Of Beliefs

  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    In the wee hours of Novemeber 29, 1864 a Army coloenel called John M. Chivington took over 600 soldiers to Sand Creek. The Native American tribe who lived there raised a white flag as a sign of peace. The chief, or Black Kettle tried to reason with him, however the colonel wouldn't have it and opened fire. Then the troops, after killing 150 people, burned down the encampment. They returned to Denver with the scalps of the Native Americans.
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    The American West

  • Medicine Lodge Treaty

    Medicine Lodge Treaty
    U.S. officals decided the Native Americans tribes, the Comanche, Kiowa, and some of the southern tribes were going to be moved to reservations in present-day western Oklahoma. The U.S. promosed to protect from settlers if they moved. However the Senate removed this for the Oklahoma Land Run Act.
  • 2nd Treaty of Fort Laramie

    2nd Treaty of Fort Laramie
    It was a agreement between the U.S. and the Lakota nation that garanteed to the Lakota the Black Hills and hunting rigths. It also ended Red Cloud's war.
  • Battle of Palo Duro Canyon

    Battle of Palo Duro Canyon
    Near the Texan Panhandle Ranald McKenzie captured some Native Americans trying to build themselves a winter encampment. He sent a cavalry and murdered more than 1,000 people.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Native American tribes the Sioux, the Cheyenne, and the Arapaho all gathered near the Little Bighorn River to preform a sun dance. George Custer leader of the U.S. Army decided to charge into battle. The Army was quickly murdered. A victory for the Natives, but white settlers are going to bounce back.
  • Capture of Nez Perce

    Capture of Nez Perce
    The Nez Perce tried in vain to escape the Calary, as they didn't want to be moved into any more reservations. So Chief Joseph headed up to Canada, fighting any battles along the way. However only 40 miles from the border, they were captured. They were later sent to Washington.
  • Capture Of Geronimo

    Capture Of Geronimo
    Chief Geronimo and his followers had been raiding the southwest for anything and everything. This caused the U.S government to take a special interest in him. They wanted him to stop raiding their towns. So they sent Capt. Emmet Cradford after them. After a few long months of tracking he finally captured Geronimo.
  • Ghost Dance Movement

    Ghost Dance Movement
    A Native American Wovoka invisioned that soon the white settlers would leave and the earth would be restored to its orginal state before the 'invaders' came into the land. So each night they preformed a dance that lasted for five days, They would repeat the precoess every six weeks. Many whites felt that it was a sign of uprising.
  • Wounded Knee Creek Massacre

    Wounded Knee Creek Massacre
    The U.S. Army took Sioux to Wounded Knee Creek to camp, a day later the Cavalry was told to take away the Native's weapons. However, a Sioux man by the name of Black Coyote didn't want to give his up. A shot was fired and soon the soldiers were killing all the Sioux, even the womon and children to tried to flee.