The Indian Wars

By: Austin Bateman

Sand Creek

Known as the Chivington Massacre, the Battle of Sand Creek or the Massacre of Cheyenne Indians.

The Cheyenne indians owned a large portion of land in Colorado the local militia formed an army of 700 men and attacked the indians roughly 150 dead indians.

The want for the land was caused by gold being found in the mountain range that they owned

the militia commander was John M. Chivington

Chiefs: Black Kettle, White Antelope, Lean Bear, Little Wolf, and Tall Bear.


place colorado

winner militia

time november 29 1864

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Red Clouds War

The war was fought over control of the Powder River Country in north-central Wyoming

200 plus american men killed roughly 100 indians killed. Indian army over 2000 strong

us army 700 strong


us leaders Col.Henry B. Carrington Capt.William Fetterman

indian leaders Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Man Afraid Of His Horses, Hump (High Backbone)


Place: Central Wyoming


Winner: indians

Time:1866-1868

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Red River War

The Red River War was a military campaign launched by the United States Army in 1874 to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Native American tribes from the Southern Plains and forcibly relocate them to reservations in Indian Territory.

Indian leader:Lone Wolf

Us leader:General Phillip Sheridan

troops:Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie The Tenth Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel John W. Davidson

Place southern half of the great planes

time 1874

winner us


indian leaders

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Little Big Horn

known to Lakota as the Battle of the Greasy Grass,[1] and commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes against the 7th Cavalry unit of the United States Army.

time: 1876-1877

winners were the indians

indian leaders:

Sitting Bull

Crazy Horse

Chief Gall

Lame White Man

Two Moon


Us leaders:

George A. Custer

Marcus Reno

Frederick Benteen

Myles Keogh

James Calhoun


little big horn river montana

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Wounded Knee

The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek

american troops were sent to disarm the indians when the indians retaliated with force.


us leaders:James W. Forsyth

indian leaders were spotted elk.

winner us soliders.

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