Great Plains

By Bubba72
  • Reservation system

    Reservation system
    The federal government had passed an act that designed the entire Great Plains as one enormous reservation, or land set aside for Native American tribes.
  • Tribe boundaries

    Tribe boundaries
    The government changed its policy and created treaties that defined specific boundaries for each tribe.
  • U.S. Gov. protects Cheyenne

    U.S. Gov. protects Cheyenne
    Most of the Cheyenne, assuming they were under the protection of the U.S. government, had peacefully returned to Colorado's Sand Creek Reserve for the winter.
  • Crazy Horse attacks

    Crazy Horse attacks
    The warrior Crazy Horse ambushed Captain William J. Fetterman and his company at the Lodge Trail Ridge.
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Treaty of Fort Laramie
    The Treaty of Fort Laramie, in which the Sioux agreed to live on a reservation along the Missouri River, was forced on the leaders of the Sioux
  • Custer finds Gold

    Custer finds Gold
    Colonol George A. Custer reported that the Black Hills had gold 'from the grass roots down', a gold rush was on.
  • Cheyenne held a sun dance

    Cheyenne held a sun dance
    The Sioux had Cheyenne held a sun dance, during which Sitting Bull had a vision of soldiers and some Native Americans falling from their horses.
  • Congress passes Dawes Act

    Congress passes Dawes Act
    Congress passed the Dawes Act aiming to 'Americanize" the Native Americans.
  • Custer takes suffered to wounded knee

    Custer takes suffered to wounded knee
    The Seventh Calvary- Custer's old regiment- rounded up about 350 starving and freezing Sioux and took them to a camp at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota.