Buffalo war

Plains Indians Taylor Wallace History Project

  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Many Plains Indian tribes joined the confederates in return for respect of sovereignty.
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  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    President Lincoln signed the Act, saying basically if a man over 21 settled on a 160 acre plot of land with the title of the land , it was his in 5 years. This forced the Plains Indians off their land and it angered them greatly
  • Dakota Wars

    Dakota Wars
    Plains Indians were angered when they sold their land to the goernment and the government didn't return with afreed payment. The land was split into town ships, hunting, and forrest were being cut down contrubuted to the Dakota Sious going into starvation. Failure of holding up the bargan on the governments part started the wars. The Dakota started it with killing 5 Europeans-Americans.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    When the goernment found out the cheynne and Araphno tribes were holing 4 states worth of land, they wanted to buy the land so the tribe leaders agreed but some members of the tribes didn't recognize the boundaries and this caused major conflict.
  • Treaty of Medicine Lodge

    Treaty of Medicine Lodge
    Largest treaty gatheing in U.S. history. Resulted in two tribes being moved to reservations; which was the land other tribes were removed from , due their southern support during the Civil War.
  • Lakota Treaty

    Lakota Treaty
    The Lakota tribe sighed a treaty that gauranteed their rights to the Black hills of Dakota.
  • Battle of Washita River

    Battle of Washita River
    The U.S. destroyed the village of the Cheynne Tribe. The raid was a movement to contain all indians who wouldn't stay withing newly wet boundaries.
  • The "Buffalo War"

    The "Buffalo War"
    Last attempt of a few tribes to stop Euro-Americans hunters from killing th last of the population.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    U.S. army attacked a hunting camp of Lakota, Cheynne and Araphono on the Little Big Horn River. The tribes defeated the Army.
  • Nez Perce

    Nez Perce
    Nez Perce surrendered about 1,000 miles from their homeland. U.S. Placed Nez Perce to indian territory.
  • The Dawes Act and "allotment"

    The Dawes Act and "allotment"
    American Reformers feared Indians were becoming less self-sufficient. The Dawes Act forced Indians off of reservations, and they had to live on small family farms.
  • Land Rush

    Land Rush
    50,000 people lined up for the chance to win 2 million acres of land that was taken from the Indians.
  • Ghost Dance

    Ghost Dance
    A new religion was formed combining Christian and Native elements. It was said that God's message was not to fight but to live in Peace with each other.
  • Wounded Knee Creek

    Wounded Knee Creek
    Miniconjou leader was on the way to meet with Sioux Chief. He was stopped by U.S. Army and forced to relocate to a small camp near the Pine Ridge Agency. The next day U.S. Army took all the weapons of the tribes. One yound, deaf Sioux warrior refused to give up his weapon. Their was a stuggle and the weapon fired in the air. The U.S. army opened fire on the Indians and the Indians fired back. In the end, 153 Indians and 25 soldiers lay dead.