He was killed by Nathan Lamson and his son, Chauncy, who had been out in the woods looking for errant horses or deer hunting – depending on which account you read. Ohler 230/ Wowinape had no time to aid his ailing father, other than lay moccasins at his father’s feet and wrapping him in a blanket as Dakota custom dictates to assist Little Crow on his long journey to the spirit world. Rumors started to fly about who this dead man was, but no one was sure he was Chief Little Crow. Wowinape, Little Crow’s son, escaped to Devils Lake but was captured by army scouts July 29, 1863. Soldiers brought in a Dakota youth found half-starved, crawling and clutching rib bones from a wolf he had shot to eat.
From where the sun now, stands, I will fight no more forever”. The US Government broke a treaty with the Nez Perce forcing them off their lands of the Wallowa Valley to be put on a reservation in Northwest Idaho. When Chief Joseph heard about a few young Nez Perce killing a few white settlers he started one of the greatest retreats in American military history. Over the next three months Chief Joseph led his people 1,000 miles to try and get to the Canadian border with 2,000 strong army after them. They were not successful, only 40 miles short Chief Joseph was surrounded by the US
Ammon Bundy is the son of anti-government protestor Cliven D. Bundy, who is known for being the central figure in the Bundy Standoff with Federal Bureau of Land Management officials over unpaid grazing fees on federally owned public land in 2014. The Bundy Standoff origins go back twenty years earlier when Cliven Bundy had stopped paying his grazing fees in the early 1990s. His claim was that the federal government had no authority over the land that his ancestors settled in the 1880s (Blumm & Jamin, 2017). Cliven Bundy’s cattle grazing fees eventually reached 1.2 million dollars and the federal government began slowly seizing his cattle. The conflict escalated in 2014 when footage of a Bureau of Land Management agent struck Ammon Bundy 3 times with a stun gun went viral on the internet.
4,000 of the estimated 15,000 Cherokees died on their march, mostly because the troops escorting them barely ever stopped so the sick and exhausted could recover or sleep. The Trail of Tears led land west of the Mississippi river but other Native American tribes lived their like, the Caddo, Osage, and Quapaw tribes. All of the tribes had to start over when they got to their new land. They knew nothing about that land, the did not know if their crops were going to grow properly, or at all.
James Brown was portrayed as a wild and crazy man who ran from the cops in the opening scene, but that was not quite the story (McBride 14). 1988 was a tough year for James; his band had parted ways, the IRS came after him twice, and he could no longer maintain musical career. James relied on drugs more now than he could have imagined. His usage of PCP, a hallucinogen,
Another proven false confession, Wayne and Sharmon Stock were found shot to death in an upstairs bedroom in April 17, 2006. Police had no leads, so they focused the investigation toward the family. More than a few family member suggested that Matthew Livers a 29 year-old, had a tough relationship with his Uncle Wayne and wasn’t much liked by his Aunt Sharmon. Authorities also connected Livers cousin Nicholas Sampson a 28 year-old with first-degree murder. During Livers interrogation by investigators from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol for nearly 11 hour without a lawyer, put a lot of pressure towards Matthew to give the detective what they wanted.
In 1913, E. Latham filed an petition against A. Stewart, a tax- collector of Fulton County to prevent him from collecting license taxes, however Georgia Supreme Court refused his petition to prevent the tax collector and deputy from collecting peddler’s tax claims due to GA. Civ. Cod der Ga. Civ. Code § 946.
Having a weak central government created a whole new set of problems. After analyzing the Articles of Confederation the weaknesses outnumbered the strengths. Such as states not having to obey the laws and ignore taxations because they had no authority to enforce them. Congress did not have the power to collect taxes from the each of the states, that was one major weakness especially during the Revolutionary War because instead of getting the money they had to ask the states for money and the states said no. At that point the government should have put their foot down and enforced a new law, their troops were fighting for their freedom and these people didn’t care.
The US did not not have solid reasons to do so besides their own greed, so the US hid behind the idea of Manifest Destiny and tried to justify their actions. John O’Sullivan was the New York City journalist who coined the term Manifest Destiny. He said, “Imbecile and distracted, Mexico never can exert any real government authority over such a country…’’ (O’Sullivan, 8). O’Sullivan and the US suggested that Mexico “needed” the US to come and take over, because otherwise Mexico was going to fall apart. Although this was somewhat true, the US did not try to help Mexico through this difficult time; instead, the US took advantage of Mexico’s weakness and tried to take over completely.
When the main character, Grant, finds out that another African-American man named Jefferson will be executed, he is in shock. This shock results from the fact that the execution date, time, and location were all decided by the sheriff, and the family wasn 't consulted even once. He thinks to himself: “Twelve white men say a black man must die, and another white man sets the date and time without consulting another black person. Justice?” (129)
Burnett said it himself, “Murder is murder, and somebody must answer. Somebody must explain the streams of blood that flowed in the Indian country in the summer of 1838. Somebody must explain the 4000 silent graves that mark the trail of the Cherokees to their exile.” This event took place because American were searching for more land. The Cherokees were happy and healthy at their old homes, but once President Andrew signed the bill in 1830, making it the Indian Removal Act, the Indians had no control whatsoever and had to do what they were told.
In 1875, Mattie leaves her large estate in Yell County, Arkansas to travel to Fort Smith, Arkansas alone to capture the man who killed him, Tom Chaney. Mattie’s Father Frank Ross hired Chaney to lead back a chain of ponies to the family farm. Late one night after the two had a lot to drink, Tom thought that he was being cheated in a game of cards, and killed frank after he lost a lot of money. Unfortunately, this wasn’t very uncommon for the time. Tom stole his horse and ran off to Indian territory.
Down to the left about 100 meters an officer said “I have a visual!” It turns out Frank actually took off his jacket and put it on a branch that was hanging at about his height. Near the branch, they found footsteps that they assumed they were Frank’s which led them to a cave. When the American soldiers entered the cave they found several families who were hiding there. They were all Hitler’s relatives who were in hiding because of the consequences of being related to him.
One hundred and twenty colonizers went down to thirty eight after one year because of starvation. Then the Indians gave them food and helped those strangers. Again after one year, more people arrived and they ran out of food. This resulted in one person in a family killing his wife, threw the child out of her womb and ate the mother. Because of the lack of food, English tried to get the food from the Indians by destroying their villages.