Flashcards in Native America Late 1800 Deck (11):
Black hills are originally controlled by the
Gov. Offers 6,000,000 dollars to buy black hills from Sioux. Sioux reject offer and hold a meeting at .....
Little big horn
Who comes to confront the Sioux at Little bug horn ?
On ........... Custer and his men are outnumbered 2 to 1 and slaughtered at Little bug horn.
June 25 1876
Three reasons the Native American resistance failed
1) better technology for the whites
2) whites were better armed
3) whites divided and conquered
Dawes act of 1887
Ends reservation system, and divides reservations into individual plots to try and force assimilation into white society.
NOT A SUCCESS
Schools established for native Americans
Force native children to cut hair etc. speak, dress, act like a white person or be beaten
1888 who has a vision that begins the ghost dance movement
1890 army comes to arrest sitting bull assuming his involvement in ghost dance movement. Try's to give himself up peacefully and is killed in scuffle
Dec 29th 1890
Army asks native Americans to hand over weapons, some men begin doing ghost dance, fight breaks out and 250 of the 300 are slaughtered