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.
Soon after, the soldiers opened fire with rifles and cannons. 150 indians were killed, most of which were women, children, and the elderly, Before leaving, the troops burned down the village. The author then identifies the effects of the massacre. He says the
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.
Reading Seymour Hersh 's article, there is a ditch in the village of My Lai. Crowded with dead bodies, dozens of women, old people and children by the American soldiers. Those people fighting in armed conflict. I feel like every war in the past and every war in the future is all the same, but if war resulted in peace now it would be better after hundreds years of death and wars. The crazy part of the war is that people went and made the same mistake over and over again.
Knowing that the Indians had surrendered their rights to the settlers, Chivington led his 700 troops to Sand Creek and positioned them around the Indian village. Black Kettle raised both an American and a white flag, representing peace and harmony, over his tepee. Despite this, chivington and his men brutally began to hunt down men, women, and children, unmercifully shooting and murdering them. In the end, 72-163 natives and 24 US soldiers were killed.
The Great Plain Indians endured the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890, killing of the Buffalo, and many acts such as the Dawes act and Homestead. The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1980, near Wounded Knee Creek on an Indian Reservation. It was a battle between U.S. military troops and Lakota Sioux Indians. This battle resulted in the deaths of 300 Sioux men, women, and children. The massacre
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
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
In the autumn of 1838, the U.S. government, now under Van Buren, commanded the vigorous removal of the Cherokees from Georgia to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Of the 18,000 that began the 1,000 miles, 116-day trek, 4,000 perished on the way of illness, cold, starvation, and depletion. For this reason, the journey is known as the Trail of Tears. Regardless of who was responsible, however, the circumstances of suffering and death remain a tragic chapter in American history. In all, between 1831 and 1839 about 46,000 Indian people were relocated across the Mississippi River.
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
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.