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HIST 2301 Outlines - 9/5/07 Lecture 2 I. Native Americans...

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9/5/07 Lecture 2 I. Native Americans and U.S. History II. The War for the Black Hills, or Custer’s Last Stand A. Discovery of Gold B. Arrival of George Armstrong Custer 1. Early Skirmishes 2. Crazy Horse C. The Battle at Little Bighorn A. Dawes Severalty Act B. John McLaughlin and Sitting Bull C. Big Foot in the Bad Lands 1. Black Coyote D. The “Closing of the Frontier” -Territory of the Dakotas was handed over to the Native Americans in exchange for other lands. -The Black Hills were sacred to the Sioux. -Prospectors found gold in the Black Hills & led to an 1868-1870 gold rush. -President Ulysses S. Grant (1868) pledged to maintain South Dakota as an Indian Territory. The white prospectors forced his hand once gold was discovered. The prospectors wanted federal protection from the Indians.
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-In 1874 Grant ordered the Army, led by Custer, into South Dakota. Custer was to restore order between the miners/prospectors and the Indians. The Army informed the 1,000 miners that they were there illegally, but did not remove them. Custer’s soldiers
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HIST 2301 Outlines - 9/5/07 Lecture 2 I. Native Americans...

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