named after the chairman of Indian Affairsdivided the land of the Native American tribes into smaller plots to be distributed among Native American families. The remaining land would then be auctioned off to white buyers. Those who took the land offerings of the federal government, and adopted civilized customs, would be given American citizenship. Tribes lost land.
During the Ghost Dances, the government began to fear an uprising, so troops were sent to the reservations, and open-fired in South Dakota, killing hundreds of mostly women and children.
Battle Of Wounded Knee
chief of the sioux;took up arms against settlers in the northern great plains and against united states army troops; he was present at the battle of little bighorn (1876) when the sioux massacred general custer's troops
it was a farmers' movement involving the affiliation of local farmers into area "granges" to work for their political and economic advantages. the official name of the national grange is the patrons of husbandry the granger movement was successful in regulating the railroads and grain warehouses
cowboys who drove the cattle thousands of miles to the train station to be slaughtered at a meat packing facility.
The Long Drive
leader of nez perce. fled with his tribe to canada instead of reservations. however, us troops came and fought and brought them back down to reservations
apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909)
people weren't buying land and fencing it off, they were branding their stock and letting them roam free, they would drive them to the cattle towns
Open Range Ranching
passed in 1862,the law offered 160 acres of land free for anyone who agreed to live on and improve the land for 5 years- only $10 fee
The homestead act
1876 - general custer and his men were wiped out by a coalition of sioux and cheyenne indians led by sitting bull and crazy horse.
Battle of Little Big Horn
native americans who lived in the plains area of american. had 7 tribes and followed buffalo for a living.
The Lakota Sioux
the african americans migrating to the great plains state (ie: kansas & oklahoma) in 1879 to escape conditions in the south
pased in 1882; banned chinese immigration in us for a total of 40 years because the united states thought of them as a threat. caused chinese population in america to decrease.