Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Cheyenne Exodus Summary & Analysis

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Cheyenne Exodus Summary

At the same time Crazy Horse surrenders his Sioux tribe at Fort Robinson, tribes of Cheyennes led by Standing Elk, Little Wolf, Wild Hog, and Dull Knife join him. Ultimately, the Cheyennes are moved to Fort Reno where they are promised that they may leave if they do not like it. However that promise is broken, even after there is not enough food or medicine to support the Cheyennes. Some of the Cheyennes are temporarily released to return north to hunt buffalo. However the herds are diminished and there is nothing to bring back to the reservation.

The Cheyennes chiefs convene and decide that leaving the reservation, in spite of the grave risks, is the only method of survival for their people. In the late autumn of 1878, Dull Knife leads his people from Fort Robinson northwest toward shelter at Red Cloud's reservation while Little Wolf...

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