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Early Treaties and Battles in the Indian Wars

Early Treaties and Battles in the Indian Wars

Author: Dan Boyle
Description:

At the end of this tutorial, students will be able to:

  • identify the series of treaties meant to stop fighting between the Amerindians of the Great Plains and white settlers
  • describe the Sand Creek Massacre
  • discuss why Red Cloud was able to negotiate a favorable treaty for the Amerindians

In the years just before and just after the Civil War, the Amerindians of the Great Plains were able to have some success in gaining land rights for themselves, while still allowing white settlers on their way to Oregon through.  The United States army was not quite so sure that it should be that way and did what they could to "prevent" the Amerindians from attacking.  In the end, however, the Amerindians gained some land rights in the region that they had called home for generations.

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Tutorial

Early Treaties and Battles in the Indian Wars (Screencast-O-Matic Version)

A look at the treaties signed between the United States government and the various Amerindian tribes of the Great Plains in the years before and just after the Civil War

Early Treaties and Battles in the Indian Wars (YouTube Version)

A look at the treaties signed between the United States government and the various Amerindian tribes of the Great Plains in the years before and just after the Civil War