American West Revision Notes

Some notes on the later part of the American West course, such as The Sioux Wars, Cycle of War and U.S army strategies.

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Pr
o bl
ems
caused by
Vigi
lant
es
­ They
ma de
mistakes





























They act
ed on
the ir
own mor
als
(subj
ective)





























They undermi
n e
th e
cohesi
on of
soci
ety





























G ang
ri
valr
y (
e.g.
B ald
knobber
s of
Misso ur…

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Chri
sti
an t
o be
run
by
f
armers t
he ar
my .




Why
do
Indi
ans
go
to
w ar
?

The
tr
adit
ion of
war
Hunt
ing gr
ound s/
Land
ow nershi
p
Conf
li
ct
over r
esources
(buf
fal
o)
I
deologi…

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Pl
ains
Indi
ans wer
e vul
nerabl
e i
n t
he
w i
nter
because
of
the
cold
and snow so
they
stayed
in
one
place.
They
needed t
o conser
ve
food
suppli
es
an d
the
str
ength
of
thei
r
p oni
es
so i…

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By
O ct
ober,
2000 S.
S
had been
captur
ed or
surr
endered.
Presi
dent
Abraham Lincol
n
c
o mmu t
ed al
l
but
38 of
the
303 sent
enced t
o deat
h.
The r
est
of
the
reservat
ion
w as
taken
to
Crow
C…

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Custer
t
ri
ed t
o cr
oss t
he r
iver
t
o
capt
ure women and
chil
dren
Custer
di
smo unt
ed t
roops
and
hor
ses were
stol
en
210
ma ssacr
ed


Pyr
rhic
­ a
vict
ory
w i
th
devastat
ing
cost
to…

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Ghostd
a nce ­ cr
aze whi
ch spr
ead t
hrough t
he t
ri
bes and embodi
ed t
he hope f
or
r
egener
ati
on.

How
did
the
G host
dance
off
er
hel
p t
o t
he
Indi
ans?

o Bri
n g
the…

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