The Outrageousness of The Battle of Little Bighorn

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The Battle of Little Bighorn is considered to be one of the biggest blunders in American military history. It is also believed to be one of the most unfair decisions made by the military because of the fact that it was extremely discriminatory to the Native Americans that lived in the region of the Black Hills in South Dakota. The rights of Native Americans has been an ongoing issue ever since the pilgrims started making their settlements on Indian land. Indians had finally had enough of the Americans taking their land and in June of 1876, a bloody battle took place that would never be forgotten.
Before the battle was even thought of, the Lakota Sioux and the Cheyenne Native Americans were outraged that the new settlers were starting to violate their sacred lands. They lived in and around the Black Hills in South Dakota and near Montana. They were native to that land and believed it was their birthright. They didn’t want it for the gold or precious minerals in the mountains. Their ancestors had lived there in generations before and they wanted their children to live there for generations to come.The Sioux had signed a treaty with the American government saying that their sacred grounds in the Black Hills would be respected, which they were, up until gold was found in the area and American citizens flocked to the sacred lands of the Indians to strike it rich in the Black Hills. Although the treaty had promised them rights to the lands, the U.S. government ordered the Native…

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