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American Indian Movement

American Indian Movement  

(AIM)A militant organization emerging from the growth of a pan-American Indian identity in 1968 to advance American Indian cultural, legal, and property claims. Some of its members occupied Alcatraz ...
atrocities

atrocities  

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ǝˈträsiṯēn. pl. -iesan extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury: forces were reported to have committed atrocities against the civilian population | war ...
Demography and War

Demography and War  

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Rapidly growing populations are often aggressive. They both enjoy and suffer from an abundance of young men seeking new places for themselves in the world because a plurality of sons ...
Ghost Dance

Ghost Dance  

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A millenarian movement which spread among the Native American Plains Peoples during the second half of the 19th century. The ghost dance, which involved dancing for days on end to induce a trancelike ...
Indian Wars.

Indian Wars.  

Warfare between whites and Indians began when the first colonists set foot in the New World. Whites posed a threat to Indian lands and way of life. For four centuries ...
Lakota Sioux

Lakota Sioux  

North American Indian tribe occupying the northern Great Plains from Minnesota westward into the Dakotas and southward into Nebraska. Under chief Sitting Bull and other excellent leaders the Lakota ...
Native American Wars

Native American Wars  

Wars among Native Americans; and wars between Native Americans and Europeans and Euro-Americans. East of the Mississippi, the first type of war often took the form of “mourning wars,” fought ...
Nelson Appleton Miles

Nelson Appleton Miles  

(1839–1925) army officer, born in Westminster, Massachusetts. Miles was one of the most aggressive and effective fighters in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War and was later ...
Plains Indians wars

Plains Indians wars  

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The wars between the Great Plains Indian tribes and the U.S. Army (1854–90), which grew out of the westward movement of Americans. Typically, the major wars with the Plains tribes ...
Sioux

Sioux  

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A group of Native American tribes originally occupying the plains and prairies. With a population in the 19th century of more than 30,000, it was one of the largest tribes in North America.
Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull  

(c. 1831–90)Sioux chief. As the main chief of the Sioux peoples from about 1867, he resisted the US government order of 1875 forcibly resettling the Sioux on reservations; when the US army opened ...
victory

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N. pl. -ies an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition: an election victory | after six years of war, victory at last.[...]
Wovoka

Wovoka  

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(c. 1865–1932)A Native American (Paiute) prophet, who instigated the ghost dance, a millenarian movement in the late 19th century that promised beleaguered Native Americans redemption and freedom ...

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