• Sandy Creek Masacure

    Sandy Creek Masacure
    Food and fuel became scarce on thre plains, and in the fall of 1864 Black Kettle, White Antelope and other Cheyenne chiefs established a campsite near the south bend of Big Sandy Creek. Earlier in the fall, a group of Arapaho camped near Fort Lyon which was also the site of the Upper Arkansa Indian Agency. After a change from the commanders at Fort Lyon, the tribes were not allowed to camp near the fort. Basically all the Cheyeene moved to Sandy Creek. On November 29, 1864, soliders attacked.
  • President Grant advances “Peace Policy

    President Grant advances “Peace Policy
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    The battle took place in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Gerorge A. Custer and Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Tensions between the two groups had been rising since the discovery of gold on Native American lands. When a number of tribes missed a federal deadline Custer pursued The Sioux led by Cheif Sitting Bull. He underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command.
  • The Dawes Act of 1877 is Signed

    The Dawes Act of 1877 is Signed
    The Dawes Act authorized the president of the United States to survey Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians.The Act had six goals: breaking up of tribes as a social unit, encouraging individual initiatives, furthering the progress of native farmers, reducing the cost of native administration,securing parts of the reservations as Indian land, and opening the remainder of the land to white settlers for profit. American Indians lost their communal holding of prop.
  • Chief Joseph’s Retreat

    Chief Joseph’s Retreat
    The Nez Perce were forced to leave their home in the Wallowa Valley of Western Oregon. This action provoked a war between the Nez Perce and the U.S Army. Chief Joseph led the Nez Perce over more than 1,500 miles across mountanious terrain. They evaded the U.S troops at about every turn only to be stoped just forty miles from the safty of the Canadian border.
  • Wounded Knee Massacacre

    Wounded Knee Massacacre
    Throughout 1890 the US government worried about the influence at Pine Ridge of the GhostDance spirtualmovement. Many Sioux belived that if they practiced the Ghost Dnace and rejected the ways of the white man the gods would create a new world and distroy all the non belivers. So on December 29, The US Army's 7th Cavarly surrounded the Ghost Dancers under Big Foot(a Likota Sioux cheif) and demanded they surrender their weapons. An unkown shot was fired minutes later which started the massure.