In the summer of 1876, two dramatically different places captured the American nation’s attention. As the summer began, fairgoers in Philadelphia teemed into the Centennial Exhibition held to commemorate...
Crazy Horse (1849–1877) was a Lakota leader who battled white settlement in the Black Hills of Dakota. In 1876, Crazy Horse fought at Little Bighorn, the battle initiated by American Lieutenant Colonel George Custer. In 1877, he was killed while resisting capture and imprisonment.
How should events from the Indian Wars be commemorated by the federal government?
The Battle of Little Bighorn was one in a series of conflicts that occurred during the American attempt to remove native tribes from the West. Between 1850 and 1890, the United States military subdued numerous tribes through a concerted effort to destroy the buffalo and disrupt hunting patterns. The battle along the Big Horn River emerged from transgressions of...
Identify and compare the ideas of major Native American leaders from the nineteenth century.
Evaluate the impact of those ideas on the United States and Native Americans.
Locate the original and final reservation territory for each of the Native American tribal groups represented in the excerpts.
(Shawnee) Chief Tecumseh, “Address to General William Henry...