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Spirit Lake Massacre

With most of her family and neighbors at the northern Iowa settlement wiped out, Abbie Gardner clung to life at the mercy of Dakota Chief Inkpaduta and his unremorseful band.
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Sioux Chief Gall

Soldiers gave the Hunkpapa leader his nickname because he was a dashing warrior who effectively teamed up with Sitting Bull in the 1870s. But after his surrender in 1881, Gall stood up for cooperation and peace at Standing Rock.
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Revolt of the Métis

In 1885, Canadian troops had to deal with a bloody uprising that had barely been averted in 1870. Its leader was once more Louis Riel, but the man to worry about was Gabriel Dumont.
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Trail of Black Hawk

Outnumbered and harried through trackless swamps, Black Hawk's starving band of Sauk and Fox Indians made a desperate stand along the Mississippi.
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Estanislao: Rebellious Indian Warrior

Named after a Polish saint, Estanislao became an Indian official with a mission--flee Mission San Jose and lead one of the largest Indian forces ever to fight against whites in California.
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Kiowa Chief Satanta

Kiowa chief Satanta was one of the most complicated men ever to rise from the Great Plains--a diplomat and orator of his people who did his share of killing.
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The Indian Tax Rebellion of 1851

When San Diego County officials slapped a property tax on the dirt-poor Indians of the area, the natives complied in 1850, but then trouble came a year later when Major General Joshua Bean instructed them not to pay.
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The Tule River War

From their earth-and-rock fortification at the base of a small, solitary mountain, the Yokuts of central California were determined to defend their land.
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Chief Seattle

Did Chief Seattle really say, 'the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth'?
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Apache Captives’ Ordeal

When Apache warriors swooped down on the defenseless Oatman family in sunbleached Arizona in 1851, the harrowing nightmare was just beginning for Olive Oatman and her little sister Mary Ann.
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Black Hawk War

Outnumbered and harried through trackless swamps, Black Hawk's starving band of Sauk Indians made a desperate stand along the Mississippi.