Study Notes

Consequences of Little Crow's War

Level:
GCSE
Board:
Edexcel

Last updated 24 Oct 2017

The consequences for the Dakota Sioux tribe for engaging in Little Crow’s War were severe. Initially, over 400 Dakota Sioux Warriors were sentenced to death. However, President Lincoln insisted that only those who had evidence against them proving they had murdered or raped should be killed. In total, 38 warriors received the death sentence.

The consequences for the Dakota Sioux tribe for engaging in Little Crow’s War were severe. Initially, over 400 Dakota Sioux Warriors were sentenced to death. However, President Lincoln insisted that only those who had evidence against them proving they had murdered or raped should be killed. In total, 38 warriors received the death sentence.

 

In 1863, the remainder of the tribe were forced to move to a new reservation called Crow Creek. The reservation was completely unsuitable to live on – the land was barren, there was little food, and hardly any drinking water. Nearly 400 Dakota Sioux died during their first winter. 

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