Today, we are discussing the Westward Expansion and how it affected the Native Americans....
What happened during that time? Who all were involved? When did it take place?
During the 1830s, the Federal Government forced the Native Americans to move to the west side of the Mississippi River. It was between the white settlers and the Indians.
Well, what is the Sitting Bull and Wounded Knee? And what affect did all of this have on the Indians?
Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. Wounded Knee, South Dakota was the place that a well-armed calvary met and outgunned the Indians. It sealed the Indians' demise.
The United States made it where the Indians could no longer be classified as a tribe but as individuals unless a treaty was signed. Every Indian family was given 150-acre homestead and that it could not be sold or transferred.They lost a lot in battle and only had a few to carry on the legacy.