War Between The Settlers and The Native American Indians
When the Europeans first went to America they were welcomed by the
Native American people, who taught them how to survive. Most of the
settlers felt they were far superior to the Native People and when
the natives died from European diseases they were not bothered at all.
In 1838 president Jackson decided that the Cherokee people could no
longer stay in their home state of Georgia, and they were forced to
leave their land and were forced to travel thousands of miles to land
that was unwanted by the white people. In 1851 the US government agreed
that the Native American Indians could have a large area of land in
return for some of it being given to settlers.
This only lasted until
1861 As some of the Braves of the Cheyenne tribes went on the warpath
to protest at the invasion of their lands in Colorado, particuarly
by the gold prospectors. In response to this American soldiers massacred
every woman, man and child in a Cheyenne village called Sand Creek.
It was the start of a war between the US government, the settlers
and the Native American people of the plains.