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Important People and Battles of US relations with Native Americans

Kourtney Zacharias

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1.Chief of the Chiricahua Apache and leader of an uprising of 1861. He and the Apaches continued their raids against American and Mexican settlements and military positions throughout the 1860s.
3.Married to William T. Sherman’s daughter, her became a commander in the Indian Wars. He played a leading role in almost all of the Army’s campaigns against the Indians.
7.His name means “one who yawns”. He was a leader of the Apache who fought against Mexico and the US during the Apache Wars.
11.After the Civil War, he went and fought in the Indian Wars. His success was over looked due to his final battle. He and all his men were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.
12.He was a commander in the Army of the Potomac. He is famous for his campaign against the Nez Perce tribe. He also lead crusades against the Apaches, Bannocks, Paiutes, and Sheepeaters.
13.They played a dominant role in Cheyenne resistance to westward expansion. These soldiers were angry at their chiefs for signing the Treaty of Fort Wise and refused to abide by its constrictions.
14.It was a massacre where a force of 700 Colorado militia men attacked/destroyed a village of Cheyenne and Arapacho Indians.
15.He was a war leader and chief of the Sioux. He was one of the most difficult challengers to the US army, and led Red Cloud’s War over control of Powder River Country.
16.Allowed Americans passage through their lands, to have it taken away later on. In 1875, the US military forced them to march through terrible conditions to a reservation 180 miles away.
17.It was a massacre where a force of 700 Colorado militia men attacked/destroyed a village of Cheyenne and Arapacho Indians.
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2.She was a US poet and writer, and became an activist on behalf of Native Americans. She wrote two famous books about the Indian relations, and these attracted attention to her cause.
3.Navajos and Comanches were recruited during WWII. Hitler sent men to learn these Native languages, but they proved too hard.
4.AKA Young Joseph, he was the leader of the Wallowa band of Nez Perce. His tribe was forcibly removed from the Wallowa Valley by the US government and forced to move northeast.
5.The massacre happened on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. It was the last battle of the American Indian Wars.
6.He was responsible for the US Army’s involvement in the Indian Wars for the next 15 years. He wanted to protect the construction and operation of the railroads.
8.He led the Indians Wars in Missouri, and later became the commanding general of the US Army.
9.Also known as Custer’s Last Stand, was a fight between the three tribes against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the US Army. Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, inspired by Sitting Bull, led the Indian side.
10.The US government took 28 million acres and forced the Sioux to move to small reservations, not compensating them for the land. The Indians planned to kill the white and get them to leave their land.

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