Battle of Little Horn
fight between US Calvary led by Custer and Sioux led by Sitting bull in which Custer and his men were all killed
name given by whites to a religious revival and celebration of life swept through the Indian tribes based on the vision that an Indian leader would come to drive the whites from the Indian lands and the buffalo would again roam the plain.
Railway that extends across N. Amer. From coast-coast
law passed in 1862 that granted free public land to farmers who agreed to cultivate the land for a given period of time
volunteer crime fighter; member of a vigilance committee
The Long Drive
2 mos journey that brought cattle from TX to the railroads
govt owned grazing land used by ranchers to feed their herds
site in SD where Sioux Indian families were massacred by US troops in 1891; also site of 1973 Indian protest
Dawes Severalty Act
law that divded reservation into 1/4 sections of land owned by individual Indian families
chief who led the Sioux warriors in the Battle of the Little bighorn.
Helen Hunt Jackson
wrote a book about how the govt broke promises to Indians called A CENTURY OF DISHONOR
Nez Perce chief who believed that Indians had no right to sell the land they lived on but later lived in exile in a reservation in WA state.
lost his life by leading the US in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in S. MT against the Sioux Indians
Promontory Point, UT
UT city where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads met to complete the first American transcontinental railroad
geographic regions that extends from western TX north to the Dakotas and into Canada and west to the foot hills of the Rockies
A mountain range in South Dakota and Wyming, this area was promised to the Sioux in the Dakota territory but this promise was broken when gold was discovered there.