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American Indian removal and the trail to Wounded Knee
Hillstrom, Kevin, 1963-
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Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2010]

Physical Description:
xvi, 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
"Analyzes the development of Indian removal policies and the tragedy at Wounded Knee, the 1890 massacre of American Indians by U.S. Cavalry troops. Examines the wider context of Indian-white relations in America. Features include a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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Easy-to-read format.
European colonization of the "New World" -- A vanishing way of life -- Standing in the way of westward expansion -- Sitting Bull and the Sioux wars -- The massacre at Wounded Knee -- American Indians in a White world -- The legacy of Wounded Knee -- Important people, places, and terms -- Chronology.

BIOGRAPHIES: Big Foot, chief of the Lakota band massacrred at Wounded Knee -- Crazy Horse, Lakota warrior and resistance leader -- George Armstrong Custer, U.S. calvary leader killed in the battle of Little Bighorn -- Andrew Jackson, U.S. President who signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830 -- Red Cloud, Lakota chief and resistance leader -- John Ross, Cherokee chief during the Trail of Tears -- Sitting Bull, Lakota chief and holy man -- Wovoka, Paiute prophet who created the Ghost Dance religion.

PRIMARY SOURCES: Tecumseh calls for Indian unity against the white invaders -- Andrew Jackson praises Indian removal -- Cherokee chief John Ross denounced Indian Removal policies -- A Cheyenne recalls the dealy impace of cholera on his tribe -- Negotiating the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 -- Eyewitness recollections of the Battle of Little Bighorn -- White officials call for dismantling of the "tribal organization" -- A Lakota Indian recalls the Ghost Dance -- A BIA assessment of the causes of Lakota discontent -- Black Elk recounts the massacre at Wounded Knee -- Looking for survivors at Wounded Knee -- Life at an Indian boarding school -- Indian activists issue the Alcatraz Proclamation -- One Indian's perspective on modern society and traditional ways -- American Indians take stock on the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
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