Cheyenne Essays

  • Indians Influence On Native Americans

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    not a thing to be avoided” (Grinnell 12). It was better for a man to go down fighting rather than waiting until he was old enough, then all of his youthful abilities were gone to waste. The Cheyenne fought for the wholesome satisfaction and not only to gain appreciation of their fellow tribesman. The Cheyenne tribe split into two separate groups in 1832 as they dispersed near the Black Hills, and other living areas south of Colorado which neighbored the Arkansas River. The Indians that migrated to

  • Essay On Sand Creek Massacre

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    the Sand Creek Massacre. The Sand Creek Massacre was a true surprise ambush that was a true impact on Colorado history which was not only out of context but an attempt for political advantage. The battle was a camouflaged attack on the Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians, killing innocent men, women, and children with

  • Sand Creek Massacre Summary

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    Campbell. He worked for 20 years as a criminal investigator for New Mexico. He specialized in unsolved criminal cases. He is currently working on the Sand Creek Massacre. The author then goes into detail about the massacre. He says that in 1864, 1,000 Cheyenne and Arapaho liked around Sand Creek. On the morning of November 29th, hundreds of soldiers appear at the village. A chief raised an american flag as a sign of friendship. Soon after, the soldiers opened fire with rifles and cannons. 150 indians were

  • The Arapaho Tribe

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    Arapaho Tribe The Arapaho tribe often referred to themselves as the Inuna-Ina. This is a rough translation of the Arapaho tribe that means “our people.” Religion, government, warring tribes, tools, geography, and food were important cultural aspects of the Arapaho tribe. Tools and food were very important cultural aspects of the Arapaho tribe. The tribe used bows and arrows, spears, and hide shields. The tribe ate buffalo, elk, deer, fish, fruit, and roots. This is important because their tools

  • Native American Desert

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    the lack of precipitation. Americans wanted to settle from central Texas to North Canada wanting to stay and settle The Great plains were already occupied by Native Indian the Sioux occupied the northern plains and they were very territorial the Cheyenne and the Arapaho lived in the central plains finally were the Comanche who were in the southern plains what is now Texas. The tribes used land communally because they believed land could not be own they believed God gave them the land and water and

  • Teton Indian Chief: Sitting Bull

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    Sitting bull Sitting bull was born in 1831. Sitting bull was a Teton Indian chief. Sitting bull joined his first war at age fourteen and earned a reputation for bravery in battle. In 1868 the Sioux accepted peace with the United States government, but when black hills in the late 1870 's a group of white prospectors invaded Sioux lands. Sitting bull was probably one of the most famous Native American. When sitting bull was ten he killed his first buffalo. In June 1863 he took arms against the United

  • Compare And Contrast Wars With Native Americans

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    refused to leave, so the U.S. military decided to relocate them using force. Military general Custer troops decided not to follow the specific orders that the U.S. military made and attacked a Cheyenne village. Many of his men including Custer died. As revenge the U.S. military came, and forced the Cheyenne and Sioux onto reservations. Another reason they wanted the land was because

  • Little Bighorn Mission Command Analysis

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    Scribbles on Scrap: A Mission Command Analysis of the Battle of the Little Bighorn The massacre at the Little Bighorn in 1876 was one of the most recognizable battles in American history. The defeat of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and the slaughter of 268 Soldiers by the Sioux serves as an enduring subject of study for contemporary military professionals. The basic modus operandi for command principles in the times of the Indian Wars loosely mirrors the mission command philosophy of today; however

  • General George Armstrong Custer: The Greatest Failure In History

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    In 1867, he led a failed attempt against the Southern Cheyenne Indians that resulted in his court martial and suspension for a year for not being present during the movement. General Phillip Sheridan, though, came to Custer’s defense and he was eventually reinstated. Custer once again made the army proud with

  • Battle Of The Little Bighorn Battle Analysis

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    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

  • John Taylor Howling Wolf Analysis

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    created amazing works of art. Most in particular would be The Treaty Signing at Medicine Lodge Creek. Both pieces portrayed similar content but the form and point of view was different. John Taylor was a journalist and Howling Wolf was the son of the Cheyenne Chief Eagle Head. Two men from very different cultures created images based on their knowledge of the event but in a style that represented their background. One image is seen as more representational while the other is seen as more abstract. There

  • Personal Narrative: A Ghostly Spark

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    A Ghostly Spark Introduction (reveal): Native American culture has always been an interest of mine. Since my beginning with the Boy Scouts of America on my path to Eagle Scout, I have come closer to the dense but often forgotten history of the First Nation people of America. Upon joining the Order of the Arrow, the BSA’s honor society centered around Native American virtues and beliefs, I have continued to take it upon myself to learn more about the long forgotten Native history. While I knew about

  • Bravery In Joseph M. Marshall's Book 'The Lakota Way'

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    In his book, The Lakota Way, Joseph M. Marshall III describes bravery as “Facing the possibility, and sometimes the probability, of death and great bodily harm as without a doubt one of the most daunting realities any human being can confront.” Bravery was essential to the survival of the early people of the Lakota Nation. It takes bravery even today to trek through life and to be successful. There are many ways for people to be brave today. Of the twelve Lakota virtues described by Marshall,

  • Essay On The Ghost Dance Movement

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    Towards the end of 1890 on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota, the US military and Sioux Native Americans got into an altercation. Around 300 men, women, and children died with casualties from both sides. By January 15, 1891 all of the Sioux had surrendered and war was averted. The main reason for the battle was the Sioux Native American’s resistance to the U.S. Army and white expansion which triggered The Ghost Dance movement. One event leading to the Battle of Wounded Knee

  • The Native American Plain Indians

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    (medicine man), who conducted the dances and rites. He also played a pivotal role as tribe doctor. The Medicine Man is believed to have a spiritual connection with animals, supernatural creatures and all elements of nature. In many tribes, including the Cheyenne and the Sioux, the Medicine Man also had the role of the head warrior or war chief which made him the most  influential man of the tribe  The Native American Plain Indians performed a range of ceremonies but that holds most significance was the

  • Arapaho Native Americans Research Paper

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    The Arapaho Indians were originally permanent denizen of the eastern woodlands. This held true until the Europeans forced them westward to their new homeland areas in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming (Weiser). The repercussions of the invasion of the Europeans caused the Arapaho Indians to be more of a nomadic people, hunting buffalo herds as means of survival. Every remaining part of the buffalo had some sort of purpose. It was a lesson learned early on in life to never waste a part

  • Battle Of The Little Big Horn Analysis

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    On the 25th of June 1876 on the ‘greasy’ grass of Dakota the Battle of the Little Big Horn occurred. Sioux and Cheyenne Indians defiantly left their reservations, outraged over the continued intrusions of whites into their sacred lands in the Black Hills. They gathered in Montana with the great warrior Sitting Bull to fight for their lands. Determined to resist the efforts of the U.S Army to force them onto reservations, Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse wipe out Lieutenant

  • The Wounded Knee Massacre

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    1st Set of Journal Entries Entry 1: Accounts of the Wounded Knee Massacre What was the Wounded Knee Massacre? The Wounded Knee Massacre or the Battle of the Wounded Knee was the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States of America. It occurred at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. The United States Army used Hotchkiss cannons while Sioux warriors were poorly unarmed. Hundreds of woman children and old men died in a bloody massacre spoken of by Black

  • Sitting Bull Essay

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    chief of Oglala Lakota, or Red Cloud, was the leader of the Tetons didn’t change anyone’s consummate perception of Sitting Bull. In a matter of fact, as Red Cloud signed the Fort Laramie treaty of 1868, his authority diminished. The Sioux from the Cheyenne and Arapaho were captivated by Sitting Bull’s aversion towards reservation life and treaties. Sitting Bull was indeed a contribution within the Native Americans. Without him, George A. Custer wouldn’t have conquered, and the tribes would most likely

  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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    We watched the movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was released in May of 2007 and was directed by Yves Simoneau and produced by Tom Thayer and Dick Wolf. The setting of the movie is the out west like in South Dakota. The Indians believed that the Black Hills and the Bad Lands were the holy land that was given to them by their great spirit. These Indians who have lived here for many generations are getting kicked out of their land because the U.S. government wants the gold that is in the mines