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Turmoil on the Great Plains. Native American Wars: 1858-1888. Common Image?. Sioux Uprising of Minnesota. treaty violations and land disagreements throughout the Antebellum. Hunger and hardship amongst the dependent Sioux (having been stripped of native lands)

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turmoil on the great plains

Turmoil on the Great Plains

Native American Wars: 1858-1888

sioux uprising of minnesota
Sioux Uprising of Minnesota
  • treaty violations and land disagreements throughout the Antebellum.
  • Hunger and hardship amongst the dependent Sioux (having been stripped of native lands)
  • Culminated in the execution of 38 Sioux (largest mass execution in US History)

Causes and outcomes

Chief Crow

black kettle and white antelope
Black Kettle and White Antelope
  • Operating under a flag of peace from Lincoln.
  • Saw 400 of their tribe massacred.
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Sioux War 1875
  • US didn’t protect treaty rights of Sioux and denied them the right of retribution.
  • Sent Custer in to restore order.
  • 256 of the 7thcalvalry killed including Custer and four of his family.
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Sitting Bull
  • Hunkpapa Holy man
  • Born in the Dakotas
  • Led siege against Custer
  • Fled to Canada
  • Later surrendered as his band was in the midst of starvation from being chased by the US and Canadian forces.
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Sitting Bull
  • Returned to the US as seen here during his travels with the Wild West Shows.
  • He was killed for supporting the Ghost Dance Movement of the late 1880’s.
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Wovoka
  • Preached a peaceful ending to conflicts with White settlers.
  • His dance taught respect but also was rumored to bring about immunity to bullets…frightening the US Army