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Conquering and Settling the West (Set 1) By: Jimmy Wolpert
Mounting Crisis in the American West <ul><li>During the American Civil war troops were pulled from the west to fight down ...
Confrontations on the Canadian Plains <ul><li>Where conflict with the Natives in The U.S.A led too violence, Canada was ab...
Confrontations on the Canadian Plains <ul><li>The Mounted police (Established in 1873) were able to patrol the parts of Ca...
Missionaries and Reformers <ul><li>In America there were public interest groups who wanted to fight for Indian rights </li...
Revitalization and Religious Movements <ul><li>In both the U.S and Canada officials tried to spread Christianity among the...
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Conquering and settling the west (pp)

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Conquering and settling the west (pp)

  1. 1. Conquering and Settling the West (Set 1) By: Jimmy Wolpert
  2. 2. Mounting Crisis in the American West <ul><li>During the American Civil war troops were pulled from the west to fight down south </li></ul><ul><li>With few troops in the area it was difficult to keep peace between Whites and Indians in the area </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Sioux War was ignited by an incident, in 1962, when a few young Sioux men became drunk and killed a Minnesota family </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Little Crow decided that they would have to flee or fight, he chose fight </li></ul><ul><li>What followed was a long war between the Indians of the plains and whites in which many, on both sides, perished </li></ul><ul><li>In 1867 three white general and three white civilians held a peace council to end the violence </li></ul><ul><li>While relationships between the two groups were still rocky the peace treaty seemed to work in the long run </li></ul><ul><li>These treaties are what established the reservations that we still know today </li></ul>
  3. 3. Confrontations on the Canadian Plains <ul><li>Where conflict with the Natives in The U.S.A led too violence, Canada was able to avoid most bloodshed </li></ul><ul><li>This was due mostly to the large area and low population density of The Great White North </li></ul><ul><li>Though the Indians in Canada had to deal with issues regarding land acquisition the Canadian Government also provided them a safe place to live </li></ul><ul><li>Because of this race relations were much more positive in Canada then in the U.S </li></ul>
  4. 4. Confrontations on the Canadian Plains <ul><li>The Mounted police (Established in 1873) were able to patrol the parts of Canada where whites and natives interacted and therefore keep the peace </li></ul><ul><li>The Mounties were in charge of both race relations and military actions so they were able to avoid many of the issues faced by their southern neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>One issue they couldn’t resolve was the dwindling buffalo population </li></ul><ul><li>This forced the Indian Chiefs to think about accepting help from the Canadian Government </li></ul><ul><li>There was still sporadic acts of violence in the plains </li></ul>
  5. 5. Missionaries and Reformers <ul><li>In America there were public interest groups who wanted to fight for Indian rights </li></ul><ul><li>They believed in the concept of allotment, which would break reservations into plots for individual families </li></ul><ul><li>They thought that by doing this the Natives would begin to understand white culture and work towards their own self-interest </li></ul><ul><li>In Canada the Government worked toward the assimilation of the tribes into white culture </li></ul>
  6. 6. Revitalization and Religious Movements <ul><li>In both the U.S and Canada officials tried to spread Christianity among the Natives </li></ul><ul><li>When faced by this change many Indians delved deeper into their own tribal religions </li></ul><ul><li>In 1881 a prophet emerged and gave rise to the Shaker religion </li></ul><ul><li>This new religion gained a lot of support from natives who saw it as a way to maintain their cultural heritage as opposed to adopting Christianity </li></ul>

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