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American Indian Case Study 3

Native American Indian Case Study Part 3

Results of Resistance

The values of cooperation and generosity were (are) important in the Sioux culture. However, when a man was forced to defend himself, this person could demonstrate that “he could think clearly and act calmly on the battlefield”.  This person also had opportunities to show “he was a good provider for his family and could take care of the helpless ones.  The people liked those ways and they asked him to be a leader.”  [The Lakota Way by Joseph M. Marshall III, p.196]

In today’s audio recording, I’ll discuss some conflicts at the end of the 1800s. Under the leadership of Chief Sitting Bull and Chief Big Foot, their bands demonstrated resistance and a strong will to survive even in the face of dire circumstances. However, the results of this resistance did not end well for the Native American Indians.

For slides with transcript, click here. 


extra resources:

Information about Chief Sitting Bull click here.

Information about Chief Big Foot click here.


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