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The Sitting Bull

In the spring of 1868, a conference held at Fort Laramie (present day Wyoming), resulted in the Sioux Treaty of 1868. The treaty stated that as long as the Sioux agreed to settle within the Black Hills reservation in the Dakota Territory, there would be peace between the whites and Sioux. However, when migrant workers repeatedly violated the treaty, they found gold within the Black Hills. So in 1874, General George A. Custer and the United States Army led an excursion to the Black Hills with the objective that accompanied minors would find gold. Due to the repeated violations and the battle of Little Bighorn, chief of the Sioux, Crazy Horse, spoke on behalf of the Native Americans requesting that…