Native Americans Major Conflicts

  • Navajo and Apache Wars

    Navajo and Apache Wars
    The warriors resisted the encroachment of white settlers and went on a warpath of resistance. They stole guns, ammunition, cattle, horses, and other etc.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    700-man force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a village of friendly Cheyenne and Arapaho encamped in southeastern Colorado Territory, killing about 70–163 Indians, about two-thirds of whom were women and children.
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    Red Cloud's War

    An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Northern Arapaho and the United States in Wyoming and Montana territories. The war was fought over control of the Powder River Country in north-central Wyoming.
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    Red River War

    A military campaign launched by the United States Army to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Native American tribes from the Southern Plains and forcibly relocate them to reservations in Indian Territory.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Sioux and Cheyenne Warriors were forced onto a reservation after gold was found on their land.
  • "A Century of Dishonor" by Helen Hunt Jackson

    "A Century of Dishonor" by Helen Hunt Jackson
    A non-fiction book by Helen Hunt Jackson that chronicles the experiences of Native Americans in the United States, focusing on injustices. Jackson wrote "A Century of Dishonor" in an attempt to change govt ideas/policy toward Native Americans.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    The law allowed for the President to break up reservation land, which was held by the members of a tribe, into small areas to be given to individuals. Native Americans were given reserved land.
  • Batlle of Wounded Knee

    Batlle of Wounded Knee
    Sioux perform the Ghost Dance; Sitting Bull is killed and many Indians escape but are caught by the U.S Army and killed.