The Sioux Indians

Timeline created by Erik Woelfle
  • Location

    The Sioux Tribes were located in the Northern Great Plains. This includes: North and South Dakota, northern Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and southeastern Montana.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    With the Louisiana Purchase and the Westward migration, the buffalo, which were a huge part of the Sioux lives, decreased dramatically.
  • Sitting Bull

    Sitting Bull
    Sitting Bull is elected the Sioux leader.
  • The Start of Reservations

    The Start of Reservations
    The Great Sioux Reservation, gave the Sioux tribes most of South Dakota west of the Missouri River. It also said that the government pledged to keep whites out of this territory.
  • Gold Discovered

    Gold Discovered
    During General Custer's expedition gold was discovered in the Black Hills. After gold was discovered many prospectors invaded the Indian territory.
  • Battle of the Rosebud

    Warriors led by Crazy Horse turn back troops led by U.S. General George Crook.
  • Custer's Last Stand

    Custer's Last Stand
    General Custer attacks an Indian settlement. Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and other Indian leaders defeat him at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
  • Split Reservations

    U.S. congress passes an act to split the Sioux reservation into six smaller reservations.
  • Conflicts

    Sitting Bull is murdured on Standing Rock Reservation. Big Foot and his member's seek refuge with Red Cloud, but they are killed by the 7th cavalry at Wounded Knee.
  • Indian Citizenship

    Indian Citizenship
    The Citizen Act of 1924 makes any Indian born within the U.S. a full citizen.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    After the failed Allotment policy the unsold land was given back to the Sioux.
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    General Allotment Act

    U.S. Congress grants 160 acres of reservation land for private use to the heads of native households. The land that is not assigned to put up for sale to non-native settlers. This reduces the Sioux reservation by 50%