Land struggled with determining land ownership (Linda Darus Clark,

Land ownership was one of the main problems the Americans had with the Indians, this caused many battles and as a result, many treaties were made. The Sioux tribes and the Americans all struggled with determining land ownership (Linda Darus Clark, Sioux Treaty of 1868). This was happening mainly in South Dakota and Wyoming in the mid-1860s. The Americans kept entering Sioux territory without permission and this caused a major discord among the Indian people (Linda Darus Clark, Sioux Treaty of 1868). This became a problem because the Americans needed to recognize what land was theirs and what land belonged to the Indian tribes. Without the Sioux Treaty of 1868, the Sioux tribes would not have had the land they have today in South Dakota and Wyoming. The Sioux Treaty of 1868 showed that the United States government was willing to make a change and compromise with the Indian tribes in order to keep the peace. There were multiple other events going on at this time in history. At the time, President Andrew Johnson was getting impeached (World History Project, Aimee Lucido). Because Johnson got impeached,  Ulysses S. Grant was elected to office (World History Project, Aimee Lucido). During this time period, the Indians were still getting treated unfairly by the Americans and the United States government. The Sioux Indians getting involved in this land problem was one of the reasons why the Sioux Treaty was significant. Since the Sioux Indians were involved, most people at the time knew they were not going to be treated very fairly by the Americans. At this time in history, it was believed that all minors should be provided with a proper English education (Aimee Lucido, The Treaty of Fort Laramie is Signed). So, when it came to making the treaty, the United States government decided to make English school teachers reside in the Sioux reservation in South Dakota and Wyoming so that the Indians were able to get a proper English education (Aimee Lucido, The Treaty of Fort Laramie Is Signed). The United States was helping the Sioux Indians by allowing them to receive a proper education, just like most children in the United States were being provided with at the time in history (Aimee Lucido, The Treaty of Fort Laramie Is Signed). The Sioux Treaty of 1868 was caused by multiple events. The American miners and United States government workers had been exploring Indian territory while the Sioux Indians were living there (Linda Darus Clark, Sioux Treaty of 1868) . They did not have Sioux’s permission to explore the Indian territory, so this made the Indians upset and because of that, many battles began to start (Linda Darus Clark, Sioux Treaty of 1868). The United States Army put 3 military forts through the Lakota territory and this caused the Red Cloud’s War, a war between the United States and the Teton Sioux(Red Cloud’s War, Emilene Ostlind). The United States did not like all these battles that were happening because of disagreement of land ownership (Linda Darus Clark, Sioux Treaty of 1868). This treaty being made put an end to the Red Cloud’s War (Aimee Lucido, The Treaty Of Fort Laramie Is Signed). There were many positive aspects of the Sioux Treaty of 1868. The Sioux and the Americans got the land disagreement settled and the government had white teachers reside on the reservation to teach the native Americans (Aimee Lucido, The Treaty of Fort Laramie Is Signed). The Indians liked this treaty because it gave them their own land in South Dakota and Wyoming (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals). The Black Hills of South Dakota was added to the Great Sioux Reservation (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals). The land was sacred to the Sioux Indians (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals). The area was about 41,00 square miles (Jerome A. Greene, American Carnage). This treaty benefited the Sioux very much. The Sioux Treaty brought peace between the Americans and the Sioux tribes.  The negative aspects of this treaty made some members of the United States government hesitant to sign it. Many of the American government members and miners did not like the treaty because it did not allow them to mine for gold in the Indian territory (SECTION 3: THE TREATIES OF FORT LARAMIE, 1851 & 1868). Another reason certain Americans were not on board with the treaty is that it did not allow them to explore the land that is on the Great Sioux Reservation. Because of this, when gold was found in the Great Sioux Reservation in 1874, the Americans broke the treaty and entered the Indian territory to mine for the gold (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals). The Americans lost the Indian trust because of this. There are a few different viewpoints with the Sioux Treaty. Certain Americans viewed it as a way to end a war with the Sioux Indians (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals). Other Americans did not agree with the treaty because of the restrictions that it gave them when it came to exploring and mining in the land. The Indians liked this treaty because it let them keep their sacred land, the Black Hills, in South Dakota and Wyoming (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals). They also liked the treaty because it put English school teachers on their reservation and allowed for them to have a proper English education (Aimee Lucido, The Treaty of Fort Laramie Is Signed). This treaty was mainly in favor of the Sioux Indians because of those reasons. Although some of the Americans did not agree with the treaty, they still signed it because they were willing to make an effort to gain peace with the Indians.  The Sioux Treaty was very significant because it showed that the Americans were willing to compromise with the Sioux Indians and other Indian tribes in order to keep the peace. One positive outcome of this treaty was that the United States included in the treaty that white teachers and a few other government employees should reside in the reservation to provide education for the Sioux(Aimee Lucido, The Treaty of Fort Laramie Is Signed) . This aloud for the Sioux Indians and members of other Indian tribes to be offered a proper English education. The treaty only lasted for about six years. In 1874 when gold was found in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming the Americans broke the treaty by entering the Sioux territory to mine for gold (History and Culture Ft. Laramie Treaty). Once gold was found, white miners moved into Sioux hunting territory (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals). This temporarily ended the peace between the Americans and the Indians..  There have been many treaties made that are similar to the Sioux Treaty of 1868. Multiple Indian-American treaties are similar to this one because most of them are about a land disagreement. The United States government entered nearly five hundred treaties with the Indian nations during 1774 to 1871 (Treaties Made, Treaties Broken, Helen Oliff). Almost all of the treaties that the United States government has made with the Indians have been broken or changed in favor of the government (Treaties Made, Treaties Broken, Helen Oliff). This shows that although the United States government was willing to try and make peace with the Sioux Indians, they will still continue to go into the Indian territory if they find something they like in it. This treaty helped establish the Great Sioux Reservation (Jerome A. Greene, American Carnage). Also, because of the Sioux Treaty of 1868, the Sioux Indians were able to add the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming to the Great Sioux Reservation (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals). The Black Hills were sacred land to the Sioux Indians at the time (Stacey Bredhoff, American Originals).  This treaty gave the members of the Indian tribe a proper English education (Aimee Lucido, The Treaty of Fort Laramie Is Signed). Although this treaty only lasted for about six years, Sioux Treaty of 1868 allowed the Sioux Indians and many other Indian tribes to recognize that United States government and the American citizens were willing to compromise in order to make peace with each other.