Crazy Horse or Cha-O-Ha (“In the Wilderness” or “Among the Trees”) was a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota. He took up arms against the U.S. Federal Government to fight them for encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people. This leads to a victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. Four months after surrendering to General Cook in May of 1877, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded. He was wounded by a military guard while allegedly resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson in present day Nebraska.
A terrible racist society, called the Ku Klux Klan, was created in 1865 to prevent black people from gaining rights. Eventually, in 1872, the Klan was abolished, but people still belonged to it secretly. 'Sharecropping ', a new agricultural system, made plantation owners divide their properties to allow both black and white people to work the
Chivington to an attack on Sand Creek which was a location of a Cheyenne and Arapaho camp. When Chivington’s men attacked, Black Kettle, the Cheyenne leader, had just finalized negotiations on a new peace treaty, meaning “they had no reason to expect an attack”. Chivington’s army consisted of over seven hundred men, all heavily armed with guns. The Indian village only had about five hundred people and most were innocent women and children. Unfortunately, two hundred Native American men, women, and children were killed in the ambush and their body parts were mutilated and brought back to Denver to be put on display by Chivington’s men.
England’s wealth was incomparable to anyone at that time. England was one of the most richest in the nation during that time. Like I stated before, they were a manufacturing superpower because they had the money to fund it. The Americans had absolutely no money, a shortage of food, clothing, tents, blankets, medical supplies, ammunition of army, and could not use the waterways to transport supplies. What did Britain have?
But the actual policy of the administration was to encouraged removal by all possible means, fair or foul. Jackson as usual spoke publicly in a tone of friendship and concern for Indian welfare. In a letter of instruction to an agent who was to visit the Choctaws on October 1829 (evened before the Removal Act was passed) he outlined the message from “their father,” the President, urging them to emigrate. The threats were veiled. “They and my white children are too near each other to live in harmony and peace.” The state of Mississippi had the right to extend a burden--some jurisdiction over them, and “the general government will be obliged to sustain the States in the exercise of their right.” He, as President, could be their friend only if they removed beyond the Mississippi, where they should have a “land of their own, which they shall possess as long as Grass grows or water runs ...and I never speak with forked tongue.” A harsh policy was nevertheless; quickly put in place.
The dispersing of the Indians, particularly the five civilized tribes of the southwest: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole fairly began before the approval of the Indian Removal Act. As the European-Americans were progressing the procedure of passing the Act was bound to happen. They were once a secluded society and now forced to a loss of war. The Indian Removal Act was signed on 1830 by President Andrew Jackson. The act allowed President Andrew Jackson to provide the states with federal funds to remove the civilized tribes and reject the Indians from letting them to be part of the European-American society.
State government, settlers, pressured the federal government to take Indian land for their own beneficial use and more than one hundred thousand Indians from the Southwest were forced off their land and moved to reservations west of the Mississippi River. As a result of white settlers coming to the Mississippi, the government had to do something. Federal relations with Indian tribes were centered on trading, wars, and treaty making. In an 1831 decision, the Supreme Court described tribes as "domestic dependent nations" that had broad latitude to create their own laws within tribal areas. (e.g.
The terms of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 placed the Lakota on one large reservation that encompassed parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and four other states. After the United States defeated the Indian tribes in the Indian Wars of the 1870s, the US States reclaimed 7.7 million acres of Sioux’s sacred Black Hills and moved the Teton Sioux to Government broke the Lakota’s original reservation into several smaller ones. Not only did the U.S. government reduce the Indians’ acreage, it also splintered the Tribe. In 1889 the United the Standing Rock Reservation. Although the Reservation originally occupied 2.7 million acres, subsequent land confiscations by the government reduced the Reservation’s size to 1 million acres.
NATIVE AMERICANS American Indians are indigenous to North and South America—they are the people who were here before Columbus and other European explorers came to this land. They live (and lived) in nations, tribes, and bands across both continents. For decades following the arrival of Europeans, American Indians clashed with the newcomers who had ruptured the Indian’s way of living. For centuries to come, Indians were often displaced, became assimilated or even worse, killed. TRIBAL LAND During the nineteenth century, both United States legislation and military action restricted the movement of American Indians, forcing them to live on reservations and attempting to dismantle tribal structures.
On average the US spends nearly 682 billion dollars in defense spending. That is largest defense budget in the world. China and Russia are 2nd and 3rd place when it comes to military spending. If you combined their budgets together America’s budget still dwarfs their spending. Cutting back on the budget wouldn’t mean leaving the US unprotected.