Many historians debate that it was Custer’s fault that the US Army was defeated. There are many reasons that could be attributed to Custer. He acted alone - even though Gibbon 's last words to him were: "Custer, don 't be greedy. Wait for us. " which shows he was greedy and wanted the glory all for himself. Instead of going round the Wolf Mountains, Custer force-marched his men strait through the mountains.
The Department of the Army (2012) defines prudent risk as “a deliberate exposure to potential injury or loss when the commander judges the outcome in terms of mission accomplishment as worth the cost” (p. 5). Custer’s deliberate exposure to injury was the decision to bring his force around to what he believed to be the left flank of the Sioux village when he was now fully aware that his force was outnumbered and fighting an enemy which was conducting a spirited defense where before they were expected to flee. Further, it must have come into his mind that his force was only operating at 70% strength from the outset with the removal of Benteen’s battalion (Neuman, 2001). Whatever his mitigations may have been, it is clear that the risk he took turned out to be imprudent, and the risk he accepted led to his battalion being isolated from the rest of his command where it was summarily encircled and annihilated (Collins,
“A lad whose face had borne an expression of exalted courage…was, at an instant, smitten abject…he saw the fleeting forms…Directly he began to speed toward the rear in great leaps.” (Crane 75-76). During his second battle Henry was tired and unlike the first battle he did not fall into the “battle sleep” where the fighting became automatic for him. Instead Henry was afraid and since he had not yet found courage he saw the other soldiers fleeing and so he fled himself. At first Henry believed that to obtain courage you needed to be wounded and after he fled without a wound he believed everybody would see him for the coward he was.
The long walk of the Navajo’s was the forced relocation of the Navajo nation in 1863 to 64. The reason for the forced relocation was to the deterioration of U.S. Native relations in the west as well as the continuing expansion into the west. More than 200 Navajos died in the march from exposure, starvation, and disease. The march was led by U.S. Army Cpt. Kit Carson, the local commander in New Mexico and hero of The Battle of Glorieda Pass.
They were not open-minded enough to attempt to communicate, instead shooting them on sight. There was a strong barrier between them, the Americans believing the Native Americans to be uncultured and thieving, whilst it is shown that the Sioux think the Americans are murderers and evil. The film shows that the Native Americans are very peaceful, spiritual people who work together and love each other as a family. They give symbolic names based on significant features of a person (e.g. Stands With A Fist got her name because she punched a woman who was being cruel to her) and they smoke ‘peace pipes’. They rely on buffalo (or ‘tatanka’) for food and clothing and are able to pack up and move around quickly.
So many people wanted revenge on someone else that they would get people killed just because they disrespected them. It seems as though nobody was ever embittered about their actions. “Burroughs had escaped from every single Indian attack on the frontier without a scratch. Did Lewis believe he was an ally of the Indians? She thought the Indians were Devils, and she certainly wanted to get him in trouble, because this is what she swore under the oath on April 3:”
(newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org) The war was fought in fog and darkness. One soldier even said it was “undoubtedly the toughest battle field of the Civil War.” These conditions were not ideal for a war because they were shooting guns and they could barely see. Many disasters could have happened, such as shooting a fellow soldier.
"They carried their reputations. They carried the soldier's greatest fear, which was fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to war in the first place, nothing positive, no dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor" (21) In this passage the narrator mentions "the blush of dishonor" few times.
In the film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee he is portrayed by August Schellenberg. In the film he had no choice but to go to the Reservation and no longer live the way he always had. It did not follow the rules and resisted the reservations ridiculous laws, which eventually got
The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand, is one of the most significant battles in American history. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer, commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, performed a series of devastating tactical mistakes based off inaccurate assumptions and assessments on the size and fighting capability of the Northern Plains Indians, led by their fearless leader Crazy Horse. The Northern Plains Indians who would capitalize on these mistakes with overwhelming numbers and superior tactical action; killing all 210 Soldiers under Custer’s direct command and killing another third of his divided force. This paper will use the United States Army’s four step battle analysis methodology to analyze the Battle of
However, this is debatable, they are less unified because the people that fought for their land mostly got shot and killed because the Europeans had better weapons and they also had guns when the Ojibwe had spears and such, and if they worked together less people could of died, they also lost their way of life during these horrific events and were
While Berkeley was “too busy” trading fur, he also refuse to remove the Indians saying it would take too much time. This rebel continued until Bacon suddenly died of dysentery. As soon as Bacon’s death occurred, Berkeley hanged many of the rebels and crushed the rebellion. This rebellion also exposed resentments between the wealthy planters of Virginia, and the backcountry frontiersmen. Thus made the Elite worried that the poor white and black virginians would rebel together.
“None of those guys punched me or got violent. After all, I was a reservation Indian, and no matter how geeky and weak I appeared to be, I was still a potential killer.” (63) This segment not only shows the racism of the people he is now surrounded with, but the way Junior uses the first person exemplifies that even he thinks he is a potential killer.
The Sioux Wars were caused by a group of native Americans, who refused to be relocated in reservations. The battle took place when Custer, with the 7th Cavalry Regiment, go for a patrol along the the little bighorn river. The little bighorn river is a tributary of the Bighorn river and 138-miles long. At this river was beside the battle of the little bighorn also the battle of Crow Agency in 1887. On his way he saw a big group of native Americans, which were out of their reservations and he decided to attack them and force them back into their reservations.