Sioux Uprising

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  • Taking a Look at the Sioux Uprising

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    mouth of a Sioux warrior, a Dakota. They call him Crooked Lightning. That was the first and only true announcement about the planned uprising from the Dakota Nation. The Sioux Uprising of 1862 was appallingly deadly and destructive considering it may have been avoided if the United States had paid the Sioux their gold on time. The Dakota Nation didn’t just wake up one day and decide to attack the settlers. They had been insulted, oppressed and cheated for years. Eventually, the Sioux decided to

  • The Criticism Of George Henry Hastings Sibley

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    Governor Henry Hastings Sibley is a memorable figure in Minnesota history, but one that is laced with controversy and suspicion. These controversies extend from his early career in fur trading to his leadership of Minnesota’s militia in the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862. The criticism of Governor Sibley was mainly because of his hesitation to engage with the Indians and his constant complaints to territorial governor Alexander Ramsey about lack of men and supplies, but is simply not justified when the

  • Social Studies: A Brief Biography Of Sitting Bull

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    that he would join the Ghost Dance movement. Sitting Bull joined his first war party in 14 and soon gained a reputation for bravery in battle. In 1868 the Sioux accepted peace with the U.S. government, but when gold was discovered in the Black Hills in the mid-1870s, a rush of white prospectors invaded Sioux lands. The son of an esteemed Sioux warrior named Returns-Again, Sitting

  • The Ghost Dance: Intention vs. Result

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    living in Pierre, South Dakota. This citizen believed the Lakota’s were planning an uprising, at that point Noble ordered the commissioner of Indian affairs to investigate. Hugh D. Gallagher the agent at Pine Ridge Reservation was the first to respond and assured Noble that no dangers existed, Charles E. McChesney the agent at Cheyenne River Reservation also found no dangers, and both denied any rumors of an uprising. Agent J. George Wright from Rosebud Reservation denied any trouble, however he gave

  • Little Crow Essay

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    The author of Little Crow: Spokesman for the Sioux, Gary Clayton Anderson, is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He is also the author Kinsmen of Another Kind: Dakota-White Relations in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1650-1862, The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1830-1875 and The Indian Southwest 1580-1830: Ethnogenesis and Cultural Reinvention. Other publications include Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood and he teaches U.S. Survey and

  • The Greatest Chief Of Native American History

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    himself to his elders, killing his first buffalo at the age of ten, and by the time he was fourteen, he had accompanied a group of Lakota warriors on a raid of their rivals, the Crow. He also fought in the Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux uprising. When he was 15, Sitting Bull showed honor and valor in a battle with the Flatheads in 1847. He flew past their front line, yelling taunts at them. Despite the barrage of arrows and the rain of Flathead bullets that stood in his way, Sitting

  • History Research Paper on Battle at Wounded Knee

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    “To own the Earth, There is no word for this in the Sioux Language.” The Battle of Wounded Knee was the last battle of the American Indian Wars it was also one of the most gruesome battles that either side had seen. An estimated three hundred Indians lay dead while the US army had lost twenty five and thirty nine were wounded some of who would die later. This was one of the worst acts that the Americans have ever done to the Native Americans. One Native American stated later “it was as if the soldiers

  • The Life of Sitting Bull

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    After another year had passed, Sitting Bulls decided to lay siege to Fort Rice that had recently been constructed in what is now modern day North Dakota. In response to these act of bravery, Sitting Bull was made principal chief of the entire Lakota Sioux nation in 1868, eleven years after becoming the war chief. In that same year, a peace conference occurred in order to get the Fort Laramie Treaty signed.

  • Native American Asimilation Of Native Americans

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    The film opens with the Native American victory at Little Big Horn over General Custer and his men on June 25, 1876. Custer’s death and the Native American win sparked rage from the U.S. government and led them to redraw territories so that the gold-filled Black Hills would not be included in the reservation land. The event of the movie focus on the government’s attempts to steal this land and the resistance of the Native Americans. 1) Who was Charles Eastman and what were the contending forces

  • Essay on Sitting Bull

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    Sitting Bull In 1831 an indian child was born, of the Sioux Nation and the Hunkpapa Tribe. His father, Sitting Bull, and mother, Her-holy-door, did not name him Sitting Bull, he was named Jumping Badger. He was never called Jumping Badger, he was called Slow because of his willful and deliberate ways. When Slow was fourteen he insisted on going along with the adult warriors into battle. Usually the untrained youths were errand boys while learning about battle conditions. Slow, screaming a