Indians of the Great Plains - Indians of the Great Plains Culture and Conflict Tribes of the Great Plains Sioux or Lakota(Minnesota and Dakotas Cheyenne

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Indians of the Great Plains: Culture and Conflict Tribes of the Great Plains: Sioux or Lakota (Minnesota and Dakotas) Cheyenne and Arapaho (Central Plains- Nebraska/ Kansas) Comanche and Kiowa (Southern Plains- Texas/ Oklahoma) Plains’ Culture dependent upon the Horse and the Buffalo Religion based on Nature Communal use of land – No concept of Private Property Previously in 1830s, Federal policy under Andrew Jackson- Trail of Tears, Five Civilized Tribes forced to move to Oklahoma or Indian Territory 1851- U.S. Government begins establishing small “Reservations” –Gave up on one large Indian Territory” West of the Mississippi River White settlers demand land Mining, Transcontinental Railroad =inevitable clash with Native Americans, warfare 1864, Sand Creek or Chivington’s Massacre Gold discovered on land promised to Black Kettle and his people Colonel John Chivington “kill and scalp all, big and little” Sioux were very formidable military opponents
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  • Fall '08
  • Pinkney
  • US History, Native Americans in the United States, Lakota people, Cheyenne, Sioux, Fort Laramie- Sioux

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