End of the Buffalo Who is involved Plains Indians buffalo white settlers What

End of the buffalo who is involved plains indians

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End of the Buffalo Who? (is involved) Plains Indians, buffalo, white settlers What? (happened?) Buffalo come to near extinction Why? Disease, drought, destruction of the areas in which they lived, demand for buffalo robes, hunting as a pleasure sport Where & When? East of Mississippi and west of the Rockies; Mid 1800s How? (did it end) Plains Indians had to find a new way of life; Hard because much of their life depends upon buffalo Custer’s Last Stand Who? (is involved) Lakotas/Sioux and gold prospectors, U.S. government, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Colonel Custer & his army What? (happened?) Custer led his soldiers into Little Bighorn Valley in Montana- Custer and entire army killed by Indians Why? Custer attacked b/c Sioux wouldn’t give up their land when gold was found on it. Where & When? Black Hills region of the Lakota reservation, 1874 How? (did it end) U.S. army eventually defeated Cheyenne and Lakotas. Congress stopped food rations for Indians who had to surrender so they didn’t starve. Gave up 1/3 of land promised in Fort Laramie Treaty
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Chief Joseph Who? (is involved) Nez Perce, Chief Joseph What? (happened in 1855?) In 1855 Nez Perce signed a treaty w/ U.S. giving up part of their land. Why? (did Nez Perce flee to Canada) Government tried to force them to a reservation in Idaho when gold was found on their land Where & When?
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