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C:\Users\Sean\Documents\The End Of The Plains Indians

  1. 2. Sitting Bull: Leader of the Sioux Medicine Man who whose opinion valued above all others George Custer: Former Civil War general who led the 7 th Cavalry -Rumored as possible Presidential candidate
  2. 3. Located in Western South Dakota… <ul><li>Black Hills (Paha Sapa) </li></ul><ul><li>Were Sacred lands to the Sioux </li></ul><ul><li>Also the last good hunting lands left as Sioux were moved to Reservations </li></ul><ul><li>Treaty of Fort Laramie 1868- </li></ul><ul><li>Said Sioux could forever live in Black Hills and U.S. would not enter… </li></ul>
  3. 4. Wait a minute…Something tells me the Sioux didn’t put this in their Sacred Lands…So what’s the deal here????
  4. 5. Soon Americans began to find out that the Black Hills contained massive deposits of Gold…Hmm I wonder where this story is going????
  5. 6. <ul><li>Americans pour into the Black Hills to Stake their Claim </li></ul><ul><li>Sioux ask Government to enforce terms of 1886 Treaty </li></ul><ul><li>Sioux want miners removed </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>American Government tries to buy the Black Hills (Sioux Say No) </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Cavalry led by Custer are sent in to kick out the Indians and see if there was indeed gold </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wait a minute…Did you say the Indians????? Didn’t they have a treaty? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>In 1876 the American Government Violated the 1868 treaty that gave the Sioux a claim to the land… </li></ul><ul><li>Leading to the end of the way of life for the once Mighty Sioux </li></ul>

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