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Brulé Sioux Spotted Tail’s Pledge of Peace

War and a terrible winter were fresh memories when Colonel Henry Maynadier allowed tearful Spotted Tail to bury his daughter at Fort Laramie, which, in turn, helped convince the Brulé Sioux leader to bury the hatchet forever.
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Battle of Little Bighorn: Were the Weapons the Deciding Factor

George A. Custer's 7th Cavalry had Springfield carbines and Colt .45 revolvers; the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians had a variety of long arms, including repeaters. But were the weapons used on June 25, 1876, the deciding factor in the famous battle?
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The Last Stand of Crazy Horse

After helping his people win the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the daring Oglala leader fought thesoldiers again at Slim Buttes in September 1876 and the Wolf Mountains in January 1877 before finally surrendering at Camp Robinson that May.
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Lakotas: Feared Fighters of the Plains

The Teton Sioux, or Lakotas, battled other tribes to become the dominant force on the Northern Plains and then took on the U.S. Army in an effort to maintain their way of life.
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Cheyenne Chief Tall Bull

Tall Bull led the Dog Soldiers in battle, but his death at Summit Springs ended Southern Cheyenne power.
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Sitting Bull and the Mounties

After the Little Bighorn and other 1876 confrontations with the U.S. Army, the great Hunkpapa Sioux Leader took his people north into Canada, where James Walsh and other scarlet-clad lawmen insisted on enforcing the white mother's laws.
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Nez Perce War

When a white settler killed a Nez Perce warrior in 1876, the incident set off a chain of events that led to war.
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Cherokee Stand Watie

Cherokee Stand Watie exhibited great bravery and strong leadership while fighting for two lost causes.
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Patrick Connor and the Battle of Bear River

Disappointed Army officer Patrick Connor wanted to be back East fighting Rebels. Instead, he found himself in the bitter cold along icebound Bear Creek, near today's Utah-Idaho border, with a Shoshone village spread out below him.