Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Dance of the Ghosts Summary & Analysis

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Dance of the Ghosts Summary

After the surrender of the Teton Sioux people in 1876 and 1877, the U.S. government receives their Powder River and Black Hills land and decreases the land of the Great Sioux Reservation. The government's plan is to consolidate all the Sioux on this reservation. However it cannot tolerate Sitting Bull's defiance by moving to Canada, so government soldiers proactively cross into Canada to seize Sitting Bull who has been living there in relative peace. Sitting Bull agrees to meet with the peace treaty commissioners in October of 1877, but Sitting Bull remains in Canada for another four years.

Eventually Sitting Bull's people can no longer support themselves in Canada and turn themselves in at Fort Buford in 1881. Sitting Bull's return causes a national stir. He is regarded as a celebrity by Indians and white people alike. Some people travel great distances for the...

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