The new Europeans WANTED MORE LAND AND THEY TOOK IT BY FORCE FROM THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES. The Europeans didn't like the CULTURE AND TRADITIONS of Native Americans and they tried to DESTROY THEIR WAY OF LIFE.
AMERICAN INDIAN WARS
1876: THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN (Montana)
AT THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN, 2000 SIOUX AND CHEYENNE WARRIORS AND THEIR CHIEF, SITTING BULL, KILLED GENERAL CUSTER AND AROUND 230 OF HIS SOLDIERS.
THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE LAKOTA:
THE BLACK HILLS
The"Black Hills" are so-called because they are covered with trees.
Native Americans have a long history in the Black Hills. The Black Hills are a mysterious, holy place for the Lakota tribe.
After George Armstrong Custer’s Black Hills Expedition, European Americans discovered GOLD there in 1874.
So, the US government re-assigned the Lakota, against their wishes, to other reservations in western South Dakota.
Now, have a look at these photographs: