Major Native American Conflicts

  • Navajo and Apache Wars

    Navajo and Apache Wars
    The Apache Wars were a series of armed conflicts between the United States and Apaches fought in the Southwest from 1849 to 1886, though other minor hostilities continued until as late as 1924. The Navajo Wars were continous little battles that were over land disputes between the Nvajo and the Americans.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    The Sand Creek Massacre occured when 700 soldiers from the Colorado Territory Militia attacked a friendly Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe. The Militia brutally murdered 163 Native Americans that were 2/3 women and children.
  • Red Cloud's War

    Red Cloud's War
    A group of Cheyenne arrived at Fort Reno asking for peace after the Americans looked to take their land. They also said that if peace was not the answer, then Red Cloud had warriors waiting to attack just outside of the walls.
  • Red River War

    Red River War
    Comanche chief White Eagle and Quanah Parker told their tribes that they were invulnerable to bullets and they led 250 men to an American ecampment on the Texas pan handle. The US Army responded by attacking the Native American flanks until they retreated back to the reservations.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    In the Black Hills, Cheyenne, Lakota, and Arapaho soldiers surrounded the American 7th calvary. Their mass numbers were too much General George A. Custer, as they desomated the American regiment.
  • "A Century of Dishonor" - Helen Hunt Jackson

    "A Century of Dishonor" - Helen Hunt Jackson
    Helen Jackson wrote "A Century of Dishonor" to show every American the lives of the mistreated Native Americans. Jackson a copy of the book to every member in congress attempting to change their views on the Native Americans.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    The Dawes Severalty Act was Congress' attempt to ease assimilation into the Native Americans' lives. They believed the first step was individual land ownership and tried to divide their land for the Native Americans themselves.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    Also known as the Wounded Knee massacre, it was one of the dardest days in American history when 7th calvary regiment fired upon a Sioux village killing 153 men, women, and children.