Sand creek massacre

Sand creek massacre - army"Ghost Dance” is a...

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Audrey Sand creek massacre: on November 29, 1864, a force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed the Indian villages of Cheyenne and Arapaho encamped in southeastern Colorado Territory. They killed everyone including women and children. George Armstrong Custer is the youngest officer in the Union army. He was born on December 1839, he graduated from U. S. military academy. He is famous for the Battle of Little Bighorn. For the first 2 years of war he was under McClellan and Pleasonton and fought various battles like the Peninsular, Antietam, Gettysburg, and the Appomattox campaign. Chief Joseph was the Indian chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain during General Oliver O. Howard attempt to move his tribe to the state of Ohio. He is famous for his resistance against the US
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Unformatted text preview: army "Ghost Dance” is a traditional ritual of the Indian tribes. It spread throughout the whole country. By the late 1880 and early 1890 the US army forced the Indian tribes into reservation areas where the conditions were so harsh they could hardly live. The Ghost Dance’s meaning was to praise for the Messiah to come and save them from the death. The Dawes Act was the act passed by Congress granting individual land holdings to Native Americans, replacing communal tribal holdings. The Act aimed to involve the tribe members into larger communities of the society. The Act also established a funds to collect and distribute goods on Native American lands....
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2010 for the course IIYTD 2A taught by Professor T during the Spring '09 term at St. Catherine.

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