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1 Warm Up – Write down two facts from looking at the maps. (You must use more than one map)

2 Impact of Western Expansion on Native Americans

3 Content Objective: Compare U.S. treatment of the Native American tribes. Language Objective: List one reason for Westward Expansion that impacted the Native Americans.

4 Native Americans lived a nomadic life, following their main source of food, buffalo. Native Americans

5 Treaties and Reservations  U.S. Government negotiated treaties – formal agreements between two sovereign nations.  Native Americans were citizens of their tribe, who lived within the boundaries of the U.S.  Reservations were created to encourage the Native Americans to live within clearly defined areas.

6 Treaties and Reservations  The U.S. promised to provide food, goods and money and to protect the Native Americans from attack by other tribes and white settlers. The U.S. also promised that no further demands would be made on the Native Americans.  The U.S. Government did not keep its promises.

7 Assimilation  Attempted to assimilate (make the Native Americans similar to the settlers) and change the Native American way of life.  Buffalo – Story of US

8 Battle of Little Big Horn  The Sioux nation and the U.S. government signed a treaty in 1868 that said the Sioux would live on a reservation as long as the Black Hills, a sacred place, would be forever protected by the Sioux.  The U.S. government violated the treaty when General George Custer led an expedition to mine for gold in the sacred Black Hills of the Dakotas.  The Sioux tribes left the reservation to protect their land against the miners and U.S. troops were ordered in to bring them back.

9  Custer was supposed to wait for reinforcements, but saw an opportunity and attacked the Sioux.  Sioux Chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse defeated Lt. Colonel George Custer.  Custer and his entire command were killed.  The U.S. government and people demanded action against the Sioux. Battle of Little Big Horn


11 The Massacre at Wounded Knee  In an act of desperation, the Sioux began performing a ritual known as the Ghost Dance.  Officials found the dance alarming and banned it.

12 The Massacre at Wounded Knee  Chief Sitting Bull allowed the dance to continue and during the arrest attempt, he was killed.  The rest of the Sioux tribe fled to Wounded Knee Creek.  While there, the U.S. army surrounded, shot and killed the entire tribe.  300 Sioux killed  25 U.S. soldiers killed  Story of US


14 Warm Up Honors Answer the following on notebook paper. 1.List 3 reasons people moved west. 2.Describe at least two features of the Great Plains.

15 Warm Up Answer the following on notebook paper. 1.List 2 reasons people moved west. 2.Describe the geography of the Great Plains.

16 Content Objective: Analyze the lyrics to “The Heart of the Appaloosa” to understand what happened to the Nez Perce. Language Objective: List the states where there were battles to maintain land by the Apache, Nez Perce and Sioux.

17 Apache  Tribe surrendered to U.S. Government despite broken promises.  Geronimo  Escaped the reservation in 1881 and continued to battle U.S. troops until his surrender in 1886.

18 Geronimo  He spent 27 years as a prisoner of war.  “I should have never surrendered,” Geronimo said on his deathbed. “I should have fought until I was the last man alive.”

19 Nez Percé  In 1877 the Government demanded that they move their tribe to a smaller reservation in Idaho because of the gold rush.

20 Nez Percé  The tribe reluctantly agreed until Chief Joseph found out members of his tribe attacked a bunch of white settlers in anger.  To save his tribe, they tried to use a military retreat to escape to Canada.

21 Chief Joseph They made it 3 months and traveled 1,170 miles. Chief Joseph surrendered just 40 miles short of Canadian border. “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever”

22 1.List the states the Nez Perce traveled through in their escape attempt.

23 Nez Perce Heart of the Appaloosa


25 Westward Expansion Rap 

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