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Section 1: Cultures Clash on the Prairie

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

The Dawes Act or General Allotment Act of 1887 content.php?page=document& doc=50
Complete text and explanation of the Dawes Act.

Chief Sitting Bull weta/ thewest/ people/ s_z/ sittingbull.htm
Brief biography, and quotations, and extensive information about the Sioux leader.

Massacre At Wounded Knee, 1890 knee.htm
Eyewitness accounts by Native Americans of the massacre at Wounded Knee.

North American Indians & North American Ecology—The Great Plains perm/ nai.html
Overview of the geography of the Great Plains and the lives of the Native Americans who lived there, prepared to accompany a Milwaukee Public Museum exhibit.

Wovoka and the Ghost Dance weta/ thewest/ people/ s_z/ wovoka.htm
A biography of Jack Wilson, the Paiute mystic known to his followers as Wovoka, who spread the Ghost Dance among tribes across the American West.

Red Cloud weta/ thewest/ people/ i_r/ redcloud.htm
Brief biography of the Lakota leader.