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What were Chief Black Kettle's choices? After the Washita Massacre, were you surprised that public opinion began to criticize the army's actions?

Created: 08/22/18

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davinamw

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What were Chief Black Kettle's choices? After the Washita Massacre, were you surprised that public opinion began to criticize the army's actions?

Chief Black Kettle was attacked at the Sand Creek Massacre, but he remained on the path of peace. He was attacked again and killed at the Washita Massacre by Custer. What were his choices? After the Washita Massacre, were you surprised that public opinion began to criticize the army's actions?


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Gloria

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RE: What were Chief Black Kettle's choices? After the Washita Massacre, were you surprised that public opinion began to criticize the army's actions?

Chief Black Kettles choices were fight back or continue to try to make peace. He chose peace, but it failed him. I think public opinion began to turn when news sources reported that Indians were killed after surrendering and that women and children were killed. But wasn't that the military's plan all along?


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peggyt

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RE: What were Chief Black Kettle's choices? After the Washita Massacre, were you surprised that public opinion began to criticize the army's actions?

I agree with the above answer. I am not sure, but maybe this was the first time that the news articles turn in favor of the natives and therefore, against the government and Custer. I have to read more on this topic.


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