Originally Posted by WuTangWarrior
its wierd thinking that a gunshot caused this
A gun shot.............not really. They were drunk and I think they were just looking for an exscuse. The battle of little big horn was a major ego blow to america because the Indians captured the american flag and killed one of their Generals, and america had to admit defeat in that battle. They tried calling a truce for a bit with treaties, the reservations were supposed to be safe zones. Plus the cannons they set up were like Gatlings with exploding shells. They wanted to use them on live targets.
Newspaper editoriolz by L. Frank Baum(the book writer of the wizard of OZ), suggesting the genocide of indians, is just an example of the mind state many whites were in during this time.