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Indian Wars


"Battle of the Little Big Horn," Kicking Bear, 1898
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131495

The second Sioux War (1875-1876) resulted in the defeat of Gen. George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.  Which of the following factors was most responsible for Sioux Indian hostility?

(A) the destruction of the buffalo herds by the railroad
(B) the discovery of gold in the Black Hills brought many whites onto sacred Indian lands
(C) Indian agents continually cheating the Sioux and withholding promised government supplies and
(D) Chief Joseph urging war against the encroaching white settlers
(E) the Mormon and Oregon Trails were bringing numerous settlers through Utah on the way to the West Coast

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