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ch. 27

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Sitting Bull
American Indian chief, he lead the victory of Little Bighorn
George Custer & Little Big Horn
United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars who today is most remembered for a disastrous military engagement known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Geronimo
Apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the Southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909)
Helen Hunt Jackson
author of "A Century of Dishonor" (1881); the book created sympathy for native americans.
Sioux Wars
lasted from 1876-1877. gold-greedy miners rushed into native american land, breaking treaties. sitting bull v. Custer until he was killed at the battle at Little Bighorn. native americans were forced into canada until they starved or surrendered
Dawes (Severalty) Act
Bill that promised Indians tracts of land to farm in order to assimilate them into white culture. The bill was resisted, uneffective, and disastrous to Indian tribes
Wounded Knee
village in South Dakota. In 1890 it was the site of a massacre of Native North Americans in which between 150 and 370 Sioux people were killed, most of them unarmed.
Homestead Act
Passed in 1862, it gave 160 acres of public land to any settler who would farm the land for five years.
Granger Laws
A set of laws designed to address railroad discrimination against small farmers, covering issues like freight rates and railroad rebates.
Greenback Labor Alliance
the Republican "hard-money" policy spawned this political party that went on to elect 14 members of Congress
Farmers' Alliance
political organization that organized to collect candidates and to achieve policies that would help them