The position of Native Americans in 1865 and the Plains Wars.

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What were the key areas of Native American culture and customs?
Worshipped nature, were nomads, had their own tribal laws and government, had their own languages, had their own culture and ceremonies.
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Overall what did Native Americans 'want'?
Native Americans wanted to preserve their customs and laws and wanted the right to self-determination.
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At the start of the period what did the government want to do with the Native American people and their culture?
The government wanted to assimilate them into white settler society and therefore destroy their customs and culture.
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In what ways did Native Americans suffer from white settlers on their land?
The hunting of buffalo, which caused Native Americans to eventually become dependant upon the government providing food. The building of railroads across the Plains, adding to the destruction of the buffalo.
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What federal treaties were made which resulted in Native Americans handing over their land?
Fort Laramie Treaty 1851, Fort Wise Treaty 1861, Medicine Lodge Treaty 1867, Fort Laramie Treaty 1868.
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How did the Homestead act of 1862 encourage more settlers?
Gave farmers a 160 acre plot if they farmed it for 5 years. Bringing 20,000 more settlers.
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Why were Native Americans already under pressure at the start of the period?
They had given away land. Buffalo nearly became extinct due to the hunting and slaughter by white settlers. There was not always support from the government. Government policy had weakened their position.
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