THE PLAINS INDIAN WAR
American natives struggle, right from the time of arrival of Columbus in South America, is among the memorable events in American history. When Christopher Columbus and his voyage reached the New World, he made a way for mass exodus of European to American in pursuit of economic gains. The natives were faced with massive displacement from their ancestral land as the colonies established large farms. Establishment of large commercial farms and mining meant that the natives were deprived their livelihood and therefore what followed was a wave of resistance especially from the Indians who were natives to the land.
Indian describes series of uprisings which were marked by native conflict with the white settlers or the federal government and the indigenous inhabitants of North America. The series of plain Indian wars, which started with the Sandy Creek Massacre ending with Wounded Knee massacre, opened more the Native Americans land to colonizers and the consequent colonization of the American Indians. Most of them were either assimilated or forced to relocate to Indian reserves.. The situation was complicated by the fact that the American Indians had their own tribe histories and they made war and peace at the local level. Therefore even government intervention would have done little to avert the course of the war. (Richter, 2001)