Lect. 7-2 - 1. Deterioration of Indian Relations after...

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1. Deterioration of Indian Relations after Civil War a. Western Settlement and Indian Raids b. Sand Creek Massacre i. Colorado – 1864 ii. Black Kettle iii. John Chivington 1. He was a brimstone & hellfire minister and decided to kill the Native Americans who were supposed to be protected by Colorado government a. They were flying a US flag @ sanctioned fort safety iv. Governor of Colorado said that the Indians were getting to be a problem c. “Indian Hunting” – California i. As opposed to actually hunting wild animals 2. Battle of Little Bighorn -- 1876 a. Sioux i. ii. Resist Reservations – Montana 1. 2. Custer goes after them, but they manage to kill all of his troops b. George Armstrong Custer – 7th Cavalry i. Fought many Native Americans, but fell against the Sioux c. Sioux disunity – collapse of resistance i. They all split up after the battle, and US government just sent more troops to round up the small bands one by one 3. Nez Perce -1877 a. “Pierced Nose” b. Oregon c. Had been very peaceful w/ Americans (did not fight) i. As they were leaving their home, A couple of them attacked Americans d. Chief Joseph – flight to Canada
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2009 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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Lect. 7-2 - 1. Deterioration of Indian Relations after...

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