The Indian Wars

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The Indian Wars

Nez Perce War1877occuring in Oregon,Idaho, and Montana, The Nez were fighting to keep their home in Wallowa valley. Chief Joseph retreated from the 1st US cavalry through Idaho, Yellowston, and Montana after a group of Nez attacked' killed a group of Anglo settlers in early 1877. They surrendered near the border of Montana to Nelson Miles' soldiers.

Black Hills War 1876Also called the Sioux war of 1876, the Lakota Indians under the comand of sitting Bull'Crazy Horse fought the US after repeated violations of the 1868 treaty of Fort Laramie.The US gov't attacked the Sioux who were roaming around land that was not part of the reservations around the black hills.

Red River War1874-1875Occured in northwestern Texas. William T. Sherman led a campaign of more than 14 battles against the Arapaho, Comanche, Cheyenne and Kiowa tribes, who eventually surrendered. The Indians continued to surrender until the last holdouts, Quanah Parker and his warriors, surrendered at Fort Sill, on June 2, 1875.

The Indian Wars

Battle of the little BighornJune 17,1876 Sioux ' Cheyenne under the leadership of Sitting Bull ' Crazy Horse defeated the 7thcavalry under General George Custer.Occured near Bighorn river. 210 US troopsdied and tensions between US ' Indians rose as US soldiers sought revenge on the murderous Sioux.

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Fetterman MassacreDec. 21 1866fought near fort Phil Kearny;Wyoming, Sioux, and Cheyenne ambushed captainFetterman and 80 men and killed everyone.Marked the most succsessful battle of Red Cloud's War.

Battle of the little BighornJune 17,1876 Sioux ' Cheyenne under the leadership of Sitting Bull ' Crazy Horse defeated the 7thcavalry under General George Custer.Occured near Bighorn river. 210 US troopsdied and tensions between US ' Indians rose as US soldiers sought revenge on the murderous Sioux.

Wounded kneeMassacredec. 29 1890Sitting bull's half brother Bigfoot and 200 Sioux were killed by the US 7th cavalry. 14 days before, Sitting Bull had been killed with his son Crowfoot at Standing rock agency in a gun battle with a group of Indian police that had been sent by the American Government to arrest him.

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