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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did more federal troops come to the Colorado area in the mid to late 1860s?
(a) To open up more forts
(b) To build a railroad
(c) To hunt down renegade indians
(d) To hunt for Confederate soldiers

2. What event brought in an unexpected influx of white men to Colorado in 1858?
(a) Buffalo hunting
(b) California gold rush
(c) Pike's Peak gold rush
(d) Opening the Denver mint

3. What Indian chief always carried a flag and medals from President Lincoln because he thought that these would protect him?
(a) Lean Bear
(b) Red Cloud
(c) Running Bear
(d) Sitting Bull

4. Under what President did Donehogawa serve?
(a) Grant
(b) Johnson
(c) Lincoln
(d) Jackson

5. Most of the remaining Cheyennes Indians are removed to an area along what river?
(a) Colorado river
(b) Rio Grande river
(c) Arkansas river
(d) Washita river

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the chief who visited Lincoln receive as a gift?

2. What famous scout gains the trust of the Navajo?

3. What is the most infamous battle of Red Cloud's war?

4. Big Mouth, Big Ribs, Eagle Foot, Whirlwind, and Little Crow are Sioux Chiefs sent to talk other chiefs into doing what?

5. One of the leaders of the Sioux warriors is a Hunkpapa chief named what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Hancock relieved of his command?

2. What is particularly ominous about the intentions of General Connor?

3. Briefly summarize Little Crow's War.

4. What is Indian agent Meeker's solution for the Ute Indians?

5. What happens in 1858 that changes the status of the treaties between the Cheyennes and the white men?

6. Who is Standing Bear?

7. What turned Cochise from a peaceful Indian to a notorious renegade?

8. Why is life at Fort Sill so disliked by the Kiowa's?

9. Why was the way that Red Cloud traveled to Washington so ironic?

10. Briefly describe why Cheyennes are continually leaving the reservation?

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