Little Wolf (Northern−Cheyenne chief) who helps lead a number of battles. The Northern Cheyennes are transferred to a Cheyenne reservation in Indian Territory, where many die from hunger and disease. Little Wolf and several other Cheyennes flee north towards their old territory but surrender after spending a …show more content…
However, when a band of Modocs kill some settlers, Captain Jack doesn’t turn them in. He kills General Canby under pressure from this band who then betrays Captain Jack by helping the Army find him. Captain Jack is hung.
Manuelito (Navajo chief) tries to maintain peace with the U.S. however, after soldiers cheat during a friendly horse race, and shoot Navajos who protest, the Navajos go to war with the soldiers. Manuelito is the last chief to surrender. The government allows him and his people to return to a small portion of their old land.
Young Josephis (Nez−Percé chief) tries to be peacefull but fights after some of his warriors kill settlers. The military overpowers him and he surrenders. He and most of the others are sent to Indian Territory, where he dies of a broken heart—according to the agency physician.
Standing Bear (Ponca chief) and his people are tricked into being transferred to Indian Territory, where many of them die, including his son. He and a group of Poncas are captured while trying to return to Poncas land to bury him. General Crook, two lawyers, and a sympathetic judge intervene, and Standing Bear successfully wins freedom for him and his escort party but not for the rest of his …show more content…
He fights many battles with U.S. soldiers to preserve his freedom and the Sioux ownership of the Black Hills. He and Crazy Horse are victorious at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. When the U.S. military comes, Sitting Bull and some of his followers move into Canada. However, he becomes a military prisoner after he returns to the U.S. under a false promise of amnesty. Many chiefs, newspaper reporters, and others come to visit him, and Sitting Bull soon becomes a celebrity. He even receives permission to go on tour around the country. The government incorrectly believes that Sitting Bull is responsible for the spread of the Ghost Dance and tries to arrest him. He is killed by two policemen.
Ouray (Ute chief) is fluent in English and uses this to retain part of Ute land. When a new agent comes to the White River Agency and attempts to convert Ouray and the Utes to his religion and ways of life, the agent instigates a battle. The government uses the incident as justification to take the Ute