White and Indian Relations between 1865 to 1900

Topics: Native Americans in the United States, United States, Sioux Pages: 3 (799 words) Published: October 23, 2013

White and Indian Relations between 1865 to 1900

Confrontations and conflicts between White American and Native American during the late eighteen hundreds become increasingly one sided. From ritual practices and beliefs to land ownership and government policy; Native Americans and there white contour parts differed greatly. Between 1865 to 1900 the "White man" and Native American relationships in western United States could be characterized as a horrible and miss leading rampage of white man destroying foreign customs and peoples. In 1862 Congress had granted western settlers their two greatest wishes, the Home Stead Act, promising ownership of 160 acre tract of public land to a citizen or head of a family who had resided on/ or cultivated the land for five years after initial claim and the transcontinental railroad. Bringing the developed east coast to the Wild West, was the catalyst to end of the Native American.

Contributing factors for the demise of the Native American relationship between the "White Man" are shown through blood shed and tears. With new white settlers coming to the west, Native American lands shrunk significantly. In 1862 the lands of the Santee Sioux, near the Minnesota River had been whittled down so drastically, the Sioux decided to retaliate. The Sioux frustrations over lands lead to the one of the first of many large Native American wars with the White man. The Sioux War ended in 1868 with the signing of the Treaty of Fort Laramie, Which established two large Native American reservations. The Reservations where located in Oklahoma and Dakota Badlands. Only six years later Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Scared Black Hills of the Sioux. Like many U.S. government treaty’s to Native American, Custer violated of the treaty of 1868 and started the uproar and killings for the next ten years.

After the effects of Custer's Last Stand, the Native American resistance to the "White Man" came to a halt....

Bibliography: Davidson, James West. Us: A Narrative History, Volume 2. 6th ed. Vol. 2. [S.l.]: Mcgraw Hill Higher Educat, 2011. Print.
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