The Native Americans were forced to live in encampments in Oklahoma which was also known as the Indian Country. Here alcoholism was very prevalent also known as fire water due to the depressing form in which their lives had been destroyed. In 1890 at Wounded Knee South Dakota there was an encampment of 250 innocent Native American Families. There seventh cavalry soldiers would watch them from a hill overlooking the encampment waiting for any motive shoot. When a single shot was fired likely from a soldier they began shooting with Gatling guns nonstop.
Roused by this first act of vengeance, they killed four white men (no women or children) and wounded one man. Inspired by the war furor, approximately sixteen more young men rode off to join Shore Crossing in raiding the settlements. A total of eighteen hostile white settlers trespassing and living along the Salmon River were
The Wounded Knee Massacre was a battle between the Sioux Indians and the whites. The battle was the last major massacre between the Native Americans and the United States Army. The showdown killed over 100 Native Americans, declaring the U.S. as “victorious”. One thing that I found interesting about the origination of the Ghost Dance is that it came from a man’s (Wovoka) dream during the Solar Eclipse. He dreamt that he was taken into the spirit world and saw all Native Americans being taken to the sky and the Earth swallowing the whites.
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
They burn the mission. The two Sager boys are both killed. Hannah Sager (6) and Meek’s daughter both die. The last 4 Sager kids find themselves parentless again. The militia get the Kiowa chief and several other Kiowas in the mountains.
The Apache “last stand” as it were, was lead by a medicine man and renowned warrior known as Geronimo. Geronimo and his followers had rebelled from the Fort Apache reservation due to the hostile treatment they’d received from the United States military. According to The Journal of Arizona History by Dan L. Thrapp, “In mid-may, 1885, Geronimo and his followers fled the Fort Apache Reservation and remained hostile for fifteen months.” (208). Geronimo’s band held a population of thirty-three men, eight boys of fighting age, and ninety-two women and children. Most United States ' histories of this era report that the final defeat of an Apache band took place when 5,000 US troops forced Geronimo 's band to surrender on September 4, 1886, at
A tomahawk indian is with the British soldiers guiding them. The other indians find out that the British are near so they find them and start shooting at them. The tomahawk indian was traiter and led them into the trap that they had planned. Many Indians and British soldiers were killed, the two ladies were scared to death seeing all the British soldiers being killed.
Assignment 5 1. The massacre of the buffalo herd was the end of a way life for the Plains tribes because thy depended on every part of the animal so much. The used the buffalo for food, clothing, tools, and shelter. The American’s single handedly drove the buffalo species to near extinction, which caused the Plains tribe’s way of life to drastically change. The American’s took away their life source and it was completely understandable that they became as angry as they did.
Throughout American history the American indians have been cheated and mistreated ever since we came to colonize. Even today as they struggle for support from the government, the need for funding and support was no greater than it was in the 1970’s. These natives were often stripped of their land and heritage and forced to live in reservations with horrible conditions. That all changed on February 27th of 1973 when the self alleged AIM group founded by Russell Means, Dennis Banks, and other notorious tribe leaders stormed the small town of Wounded Knee which was built on the grounds of a sacred burial site were more than 150 indian women and children had been laid to rest after a recent massacre. The militant group held the town for 71 days
However they were fighting in a battle that had already been lost. Countless Indians died from the conflict, their enemy had more soldiers and weapons than them. Nonetheless the biggest issues wasn’t the soldiers or weapons it was actually the disease the Europeans brought over, and unforgiving environments. There was a quote by Lakota chief sitting bull in the exhibit that said “if the white men take my country, where can I do?’. The Indians were taken from their homes and Im sure the thought back then was, “how would they make up for what was taken from them, how would they be able to make themselves whole again?”
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. This horrifying example of the white’s superiority becomes known as The1864 Sand Creek Massacre, one of the most catastrophic examples of military advantages and overkill in all of the American Indian Wars
The troops ask for them to camp on Wounded land and they will be send back the next morning and the Sioux agreed. The next morning the troops confiscated their weapons and took them away some natives were angry and kept some weapons. A soldier ask a deaf Sioux to put his weapon down but he did not understand they started to pulled and a shot was fired the war broke out and they army killed over one hundred fifty three unarmed Sioux. After the massacre the U.S. tried to help and rescue the survivors but a blizzard passed threw and the bodies froze it was too late. The Dawes Act was created for the government’s goal to divide up the tribal land among individual natives.
Have you ever had a feud with another family or group of people?... Well the Hutu have, and this specific group was the Tutsi. Eventually this lead to the Hutu Killing 800,000 people of the Tutsi minority in the space of 100 days. Men were told to kill their Tutsi wives, and if they didn’t... the lives of them and their wife/wives would have been taken. In the text, BBC:100 days of genocide, it says, “ Lists of government opponents were handed out to militias who went and killed them, along with all of their families.