CAUSES OF WARS BETWEEN U.S. MILITARY AND GREAT PLAINS INDIANS-
U.S. wanted the land because they believed they could make better use of it. Indians took this as an insult and though of them as invaders. This lead to fighting and other bad things.
Sand Creek Masacre-
The Sand Creek Masacre was a masacre in the American Indian Wars. It happened on November 29, 1864. A Colorado U.S. Volunteer Cavalry of 675 men attacked and destroyed a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians. Around 70- 163 Native Americans were killed and mutilated. Also, about two- thirds of those people were also women and children.
Battle of Little Bighorn
The Battle of Little Bighorn was an armed engagement between combined forces. The Lakota tribe, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes were the combines forces that fought the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle happened on June 25-26 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory. It caused the most action of the whole Great Sioux War of 1876.
Battle of Wounded Knee
The Battle of Wounded Knee was a battle that took place in South Dakota, on December 29, 1890. After a long march, the remainder of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, led by Colonel James W. Forsyth, arrived and surrounded the encampment. At the camp, the 7th regiment troops went to disarm the Lakota.