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After the Civil War
(1865-1870)

The Black Hills War

After the Civil War<BR>(1865-1870)
After the Civil War
(1865-1870)


The Black Hills War
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.47

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    battlefield, prospectors, tourism, military, meantime, mining, armed, conflict, bands, settled, advance, battle, government, longer, sacred, eventually
     content words:    Black Hills, South Dakota, Sioux Indians, Great Plains, Fort Laramie Treaty, United States, President Grant, Rosebud Creek, General Crook, Little Bighorn River


The Black Hills War
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     The Black Hills of South Dakota were sacred ground to the Sioux Indians. Then, settlers discovered gold in the Black Hills. A huge gold rush began, and so did a huge problem.
 
2     Problems between the Indians on the Great Plains and the settlers moving onto the plains had been going on for some time already. The problem had been settled once by the Fort Laramie Treaty. But when gold was discovered, more and more prospectors moved onto the lands reserved for the Indians by the treaty. When nothing was done to correct the problem, groups of Sioux began taking matters into their own hands. They attacked settlers who were trespassing on their land.
 
3     The President of the United States, President Grant, decided it was time to send in the military. Soldiers were sent to the Great Plains to fight the Indians. At the same time, a large group of Sioux, including Lakota and members of other bands of Sioux, assembled to fight back.

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After the Civil War
(1865-1870)

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