dec 29, 1874 - Government attempts to buy the black hills
The U.S. government attempts to purchase Paha Sapa (the Black Hills) and fails. Second Sioux War erupts after the Sioux refuse to sell the lands north of the Platte to the federal government.
On November 9, the Indian Bureau reported that Plains Indians outside reservations were “well-fed . . . lofty and independent in their attitudes, and are a threat to the reservation system.”
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Destruction of indian way of life