Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Red Cloud's War Summary & Analysis

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Red Cloud's War Summary

During the summer and fall of 1865, a newly formed U.S. peace treaty commission travels the Missouri River territory in attempts to sign up the regional Indian chiefs. Many of the chiefs are still fighting Connor's soldiers and do not sign the treaty although the commissioners report complete success of their mission to government headquarters in Washington. In actuality, the commission knows that the treaty is useless because the chiefs who had signed are not the warrior chiefs and the commissioners continue their efforts to locate Red Cloud and the other Powder River chiefs to sign the document.

Given the recent altercations between the Sioux and General Connor's troops, U.S. soldiers are reluctant to enter the Powder River territory to find Red Cloud and convince him and the others to return to Fort Laramie to sign the most recent peace treaty. One...

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