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By Kevin Hillstrom

ISBN-10: 0780811291

ISBN-13: 9780780811294

Providing a close evaluate of the 1890 bloodbath of greater than 250 local American males, ladies, and kids by way of the USA Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, this account analyzes the stipulations that ended in this terrible occasion and its impression at the country’s political, cultural, and social landscape—then and now. The examine offered here's prepared in 3 specified sections: narrative evaluation; biographies, including heritage info on relevant figures concerned about the bloodbath; and first assets. This detailed and finished quantity additionally features a thesaurus of significant humans, areas, and phrases, in addition to a chronology of occasions, a topic index, and an annotated checklist of resources for extra study.

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All of these wars ultimately ended in the same way: the Indian tribes were vanquished and herded onto reservations, and white Americans moved onto their old hunting grounds to seek gold and silver, cut timber, plant crops, and build railroads and towns. “[The white man’s] numbers were greater than blades of grass,” summarized one American Indian elder. “They took away the buffalo and shot down our best warriors. …They forced our children to forsake the ways of their fathers. When I turn to the east I see no dawn.

I could not shoot him as I would a wolf or a bear, yet he came upon me. My horse and fields he took from me. He said he was my friend—he gave me his hand in friendship; I took it, he had a snake in the other. —Wild Cat, Seminole, 1841 A fter the United States successfully waged its war of independence and freed itself from the control of the British crown, the new nation sought to reassure Indian tribes that a new era of peaceful coexistence was at hand. S. government made these claims even when they engaged in activities that posed a clear threat to indigenous peoples.

History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850. Hartford, CT: Wm. Jas. Hamersley, 1851, p. 480. 21 Chapter Two A Vanishing Way of Life 5 When I was a boy, I saw the white man afar off, and was told that he was my enemy. I could not shoot him as I would a wolf or a bear, yet he came upon me. My horse and fields he took from me. He said he was my friend—he gave me his hand in friendship; I took it, he had a snake in the other. —Wild Cat, Seminole, 1841 A fter the United States successfully waged its war of independence and freed itself from the control of the British crown, the new nation sought to reassure Indian tribes that a new era of peaceful coexistence was at hand.

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