Events leading to tension between the Plains Indians and white settelers

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1851 Fort Laramie Treaty
An agreement made by the Indians and US government that the indians would stop attacking wagon trains on the orgon trail if they were entitled to a strip of land across the center of the government.
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1862 Little Crow's War
Indians starving due to failure of crops (pests) and a delay in compensation payments. Starvation led to them attacking government warehouse, taking food and burning buildings. In the end the Santee Sioux lost and were moved to small reservations.
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1864 Sand Creek Massacre
Cheyenne attacked wagon trains due to starvation. After 3 years they tried to make amends with the government but the US army massacred 450 Indians despite their surrender. After they went back to Oklahoma.
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1865 Red Cloud's War
Discovery of gold in Montana meant that white settelers crossed the Bozeman Trail braking the Fort Laramie treaty. As a result Crazy horse, Red Cloud and Sitting Bull attacked wagon trains and attacked the army. This led to negotiation.
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1868 Second Fort Laramie Treaty
Created smaller reservations so smaller tribes. Red Cloud moved Sioux to Dakota territory but this broke down their society.
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1874 Discovery of Gold in the Black Hills
Miners broke 2nd Fort Laramie Treaty. The US government tried to buy the land off them but the Indians refused.
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Indians starving due to failure of crops (pests) and a delay in compensation payments. Starvation led to them attacking government warehouse, taking food and burning buildings. In the end the Santee Sioux lost and were moved to small reservations.

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1862 Little Crow's War

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Cheyenne attacked wagon trains due to starvation. After 3 years they tried to make amends with the government but the US army massacred 450 Indians despite their surrender. After they went back to Oklahoma.

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Discovery of gold in Montana meant that white settelers crossed the Bozeman Trail braking the Fort Laramie treaty. As a result Crazy horse, Red Cloud and Sitting Bull attacked wagon trains and attacked the army. This led to negotiation.

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Created smaller reservations so smaller tribes. Red Cloud moved Sioux to Dakota territory but this broke down their society.

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