The American West

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The American West

This lecture introduces the American west and the Indians resistance to westward movement imposed by the US government.

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Texas A&M University
Hist 106 - History Of The U S
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HIST 106 2nd Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I. Reconstruction II. Election of 1876 Outline of Current Lecture I. Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War of 1877 II. The Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee III. Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 IV. Homestead Act V. National Declaration of 1902 Current Lecture  Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War 1877 o Custer war-biggest national defeat for the US (200+ people killed)  The Americans were now blood thirsty and wanted the Indians put in reservations o Chief Joseph was one of the major-leaders of the Nez Perce tribe  Joseph realized things were not going to go down too well between the Indians and the US  In 1877, the US wanted the Nez Perce tom move into a reservation, smaller territory  Nez Perce not too happy with this because they see repeated violations of their land  Reporting these violations to the US federal government and will be moved to the reservation  Indians see that Indian policy will not go to well and will escape from the reservation to Canada

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