Westward Expansion’s impact on Native Americans

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  • Rose Greenhow is arrested

    Allan Pinkerton, head of the new secret service agency of the Federal government, places Confederate spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow under house arrest in Washington, D.C.
  • Dakota Sioux

    Dakota Sioux
    the Dakota Sioux in Minnesota weren't paid their
    annuity on time. The starving, angry people took revenge
    against traders who wouldn't give them food on credit, US
    troops, and in some cases innocent civilians
  • Horace Greeley's "The Prayer of Twenty Millions" is published

    Horace Greeley's "The Prayer of Twenty Millions" is published
    New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley publishes a passionate editorial calling on President Abraham Lincoln to declare emancipation for all slaves in Union-held territory. Greeley's blistering words voiced the impatience of many Northern abolitionists; but unbeknownst to Greeley and the public, Lincoln was already moving in the direction of emancipation.
  • Lincoln replies to Horace Greeley

    Lincoln replies to Horace Greeley
    President Abraham Lincoln writes a carefully worded letter in response to an abolitionist editorial by Horace Greeley, the editor of the influential New York Tribune, and hints at a change in his policy concerning slavery
  • Guerillas massacre residents of Lawrence, Kansas

    Guerillas massacre residents of Lawrence, Kansas
    The vicious guerilla war in Missouri spills over into Kansas and precipitates one of the most appalling acts of violence during the war when 150 men in the abolitionist town of Lawrence are murdered in a raid by Southern partisans.
  • Union attacks railroad at Globe Tavern

    Union attacks railroad at Globe Tavern
    Union General Ulysses S. Grant tries to cut a vital Confederate lifeline into Petersburg, Virginia, with an attack on the Weldon Railroad at Globe Tavern in Virginia
  • Great Sioux War of 1876–77

    Great Sioux War of 1876–77
    The Great Sioux War comprised a series of battles between the Lakota and allied tribes such as the Cheyenne against the United States military
  • Dawes Act

    Goal of the Dawes Act: to get Native Americans to live like
    white Americans
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    The massacre at Wounded Knee Creek was the last major armed conflict between the Lakota and the United States
  • Dakota Indians bypass Fort Ridgely

    Dakota Indians bypass Fort Ridgely
    On the third day of the Dakota (Sioux) uprising in Minnesota, warriors debate whether they should attack a garrison inside of Fort Ridgely. Concluding that the fort was too strong, the Dakota moved on to the settlement of New Ulm, killing settlers along the way