KEY FIG­URES IN THE SIOUX CRI­SIS

Canada's History - - CHRISTOPHER MOORE -

David Mills ig­nored pro­to­col. As Canada’s in­te­rior min­is­ter, he went di­rectly to Washington to re­solve the Sioux refugee prob­lem.

Red Cloud and his suc­cess­ful war against U.S. en­croach­ment on tribal land led to the Laramie treaty, which was later broken.

Ulysses S. Grant was the Amer­i­can pres­i­dent who il­le­gally de­clared war on the Sioux af­ter they re­fused to give up the Black Hills.

Ge­orge A. Custer was a Civil War veteran whose death at Lit­tle Bighorn shocked Amer­i­cans and led to calls for re­venge.

Gall was a war chief who, along with Crazy Horse, spear­headed the suc­cess­ful coun­ter­at­tack against Custer’s 7th Cav­alry.

Jean-Louis Lé­garé spent a lot to help both sides dur­ing the Sioux cri­sis. His de­scen­dants say he was never fully com­pen­sated.

James Macleod was the NWMP’s com­mis­sioner. His diplomacy helped to smooth re­la­tions with In­dige­nous peo­ple.

Al­fred F. Terry headed the com­mis­sion formed to con­vince Sit­ting Bull and his peo­ple to re­turn to the U.S. He was not suc­cess­ful.

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