Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Questions and Answers Chapter 18: Dance of the Ghosts

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1. How did General Terry gain access to Sitting Bull?

2. Why did the Sioux come into Fort Buford?

3. Why did Sitting Bull reconcile with the commissioners?

4. How did the audience respond to Sitting Bull’s speech at Bismarck?

5. How did the Ghost Dance religion begin?

1. The War Department made arrangements with Canada for Terry to go into Canada with the Mounties to meet Sitting Bull.

2. The harshness of life in Canada and lack of governmental support caused the Sioux to leave Canada and go to the Great Sioux Reservation.

3. Sitting Bull wrongly thought that the commissioners would help the Sioux keep their land.

4. Sitting Bull was given a standing ovation.

5. After 11 Sioux had a vision in Nevada of the returned Christ, who taught them to Ghost Dance.

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