American History

Chapter 18 Sec 3 p. 538

1. What is a nomadic life?_________________________________________________________

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2. What did the Sioux use buffalo for? (List 5 things)_____________________________________

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3. Why did rail road companies hire hunters to kill buffalos?_________________________________

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4. Who was hired by the Kansas Pacific Railroad and killed 4280 buffalo in less than 18 months?

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5. Between 1872-1875 how many buffalo did whites kill for their hides?________________________

6. What is a reservation?___________________________________________________________

7. What was the "Indian Territory" that Congress created in the 1830s?________________________

8. Describe what happened at Sand Creek?_____________________________________________

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9. What percent of Custer's troops were killed when they faced the Sioux and Cheyenne?__________

10. Who was the last Native American to surrender formally to the United States?________________

11. What did the Dawes Act do?_____________________________________________________

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12. Who said the Sioux could regain their land if they performed a Ghost Dance?_________________

13. Where is Wounded Knee?_____________________


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