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Chapter 15, Lesson 4: Conflicts with the American Indians (pp. 389-393)

I. Indian Ways of Life

II. The Indians and the Settlers
    A. The U.S. government made land treaties with the Indians, but settlers often ignored these treaties.

    B. Early travelers on the Oregon Trail usually had peaceful contacts with the Plains Indians.

    C. As migration increased, settlers killed Indian food sources and brought diseases to the Indians.

III. Government Intervention
    A. In retaliation, the Indians began to harass wagon trains. They wanted the government to pay for damage to their lands.

    B. The government and Plains Indians signed a treaty at Fort Laramie.

    C. The government did not live up to its word and the Fort Laramie agreement broke down.

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