Defining Moments in American History: American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

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ISBN: 978-0-7808-1129-4
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 45
Book Status: Available
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Provides a detailed account of American Indian Removal policy and its culmination at the massacre at Wounded Knee, including its social and political legacy in modern America. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary source documents, and other helpful features.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: European Colonization of the “New World”
  • Chapter Two: A Vanishing Way of Life
  • Chapter Three: Standing in the Way of Westward Expansion
  • Chapter Four: Sitting Bull and the Sioux Wars
  • Chapter Five: The Massacre at Wounded Knee
  • Chapter Six: American Indians in a White World
  • Chapter Seven: The Legacy of Wounded Knee
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • Big Foot (c. 1820-1890): Chief of the Lakota Band Massacred at Wounded Knee
  • Crazy Horse (c. 1841-1877): Lakota Warrior and Resistance Leader
  • George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876): U.S. Cavalry Leader Killed in the Battle of Little Bighorn
  • Andrew Jackson (1767-1845): U.S. President Who Signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • Red Cloud (c. 1822-1909): Lakota Chief and Resistance Leader
  • John Ross (1790-1866): Cherokee Chief during the Trail of Tears
  • Sitting Bull (1831-1890): Lakota Chief and Holy Man
  • Wovoka (c. 1856-1932): 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 Denounces Indian Removal Policies
  • A Cheyenne Recalls the Deadly Impact 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
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits