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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 27. Sioux War of 1890–1891
Chapter 27. Sioux war of 1890–1891
At Issue

This brief conflict concluded the so-called Indian Wars of the post–Civil War era and marked the final armed conflict in some 400 years of warfare between whites and Indians in America. The proximate cause was a brutal and inept effort by reservation officials and the army to suppress the Ghost Dance religion on Sioux reservations and thereby avert ...

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