Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Study Guide The War for the Black Hills Summary & Analysis

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The Black Hills area of the Plains had been given to the Indians in 1868, and life had been relatively easy for its inhabitants until 1874 when huge amounts of white settlers converge on the area in search of gold. General George Armstrong Custer had led an expedition into the Black Hills area spiking an influx of white men in search of the valuable gold metal. The Indians declare a dislike for Custer for his breach of their territory, but Sioux Chief Red Cloud manages to keep the ire down in hopes that the U.S. government will keep its promise to remove the white people from the Indian land.

Unfortunately, the U.S. government does not keep its promise; but the Sioux agree to another peace council, which is held in September of 1875. The government does not agree...

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