Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee | Study Guide

Dee Alexander Brown

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee | Timeline of Significant Events


May 28, 1830 The Indian Removal Act is passed. Many Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi River.

June 30, 1834 Most of the land west of the Mississippi River is deemed Indian country.

1848 Gold is found in California. Settlers begin moving west in hopes of striking it rich.

1861 The American Civil War begins.

1863 General Carleton begins a war with the Navahos, which lasts until 1865.

November 29, 1864 Over 100 Southern Cheyennes are massacred at Sand Creek by U.S. soldiers.

August 17, 1868 The Santee Sioux go to war with the U.S. Army and settlements in their territory. They are defeated.

November 6, 1868 Red Crow signs the Laramie Treaty six months after it is drafted.

November 27, 1868 Southern Cheyennes are massacred on the Washita River. Chief Black Kettle is killed.

June 25-26, 1876 The Sioux and their allies defeat General Custer's soldiers at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Spring 1877 The Sioux lose their claims to the Black Hills and Powder River country.

June 1877 The Nez Percés are forced to give up the Wallowa Valley.

January 9, 1789 A band of Northern Cheyennes breaks out of Fort Robinson. Most are killed or taken prisoner.

May 12, 1879 Standing Bear is declared a person in the eyes of the United States judicial system.

July 19, 1881 Sitting Bull and his followers return to the United States. He is immediately arrested.

October 1890 The Ghost Dance becomes popular on the Great Sioux Reservation.

December 15, 1890 Sitting Bull is arrested for inciting unrest with the Ghost Dance. He is shot and dies.

December 30, 1890 Three hundred Minneconjou Sioux are massacred at Wounded Knee Creek.

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