The Massacre At Wounded Knee Creek Summary

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Author Dee Brown presents a factual as well as an emotional kind of relationship among the Indians, American settlers, and the U.S. government. The massacre at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota on December 29, 1890, provides the setting for the story. Brown states the reason behind these efforts and how it provides for the introductions.
A chronological period in which the battles of suffering and hardship for the Natives Americans. In this book the author provides insight and eyewitness accounts, historical, and records to present a researched account of the Native American defeat within the old west, with each chapter describing gruesome battles that included women and children. That still carries much pain for the Native American society.
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The heart-wrenching movement of my hero Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce from their home in the Northwest, the final Cheyenne subordination, the troubles of the Poncas and Standing Bear, the removal of the Utes from their Rocky Mountain homes with undesirable land in Utah. With the last Apache resistance, first by Victorio, then by Geronimo. After years of violent rebellion, Victorio was killed by Mexican soldiers. Geronimo then led the opposition to his surrender, after which the once-fierce Apache were in oppression to the United States. A section of the book I can relate to is where Brown describes the Ghost Dance, a ritual credited to Wovoka, a Paiute from Nevada. The dance was supposed to bring back dead Indians and the buffalo with the elimination of whites from Indian lands. Sitting Bull of the Sioux, after years of Canadian exile, imprisonment in the United States, with appearances as a feature in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, became an advocate of the Ghost Dance. Growing anguish among the Sioux intensified attention in the dance and led to Sitting Bull’s death. In the confusion that followed Sitting …show more content…
I have heard a lot was taken out of content in this book, like the Ghost Dance had been brought to the Lakota through the teachings of a Paiute medicine man known as Wovoka. It taught that the buffalo herds would soon return, and the Lakota would return to their days of power. The Lakota had seen much death among their people and one of the most interesting aspects of the Ghost Dance was that the members would see their deceased loved ones once more. The Ghost Dance religious belief was not one of violence, but of peacefulness. The journalists of the day quickly took it upon themselves to condemn this sacred practice labeling it as that of extremist’s intent upon killing all the white people. That’s not what it means to the Native Americans. It’s a sacred ceremonial the Sioux performed to bring back the buffalo and return the Native American tribes to their land. A religious dance of Native Americans looking for communication with the dead; that began in Nevada. I have even been told this by my grandmother. I feel a lot has not been explained correctly throughout history because many did not understand the Native

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