Daniel Boone in Boonesborough I

Lead: In the Spring of 1775 Daniel Boone led a party of settlers into the Valley of the Kentucky River and established the village of Boonesborough.
Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.
Content: The settlement was a part of a large land development scheme promoted by Richard Henderson of North Carolina. Boone was promised substantial acreage if he would guide the party and negotiate safe passage from the Cherokees who lived in the area. 

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Lewis and Clark Expedition

Lead: Ocean in view, oh! The Joy.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: "Great joy in camp... We are view of the ocean... This great Pacific Ocean which we have been so long anxious to See." Thus William Clark announced of the end of their long trek, but this entry in his journal on November 7, 1805 was wrong. As he was to find out, he was actually viewing the huge estuary of the Columbia River whose salty and brackish waters stretch 20 miles inland from its mouth in present day Washington state.

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Battle of Wounded Knee II

Lead: The last major action in the Indian Wars was a major mistake, a culmination of fear, frustration, misunderstanding and false assumptions.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: The massacre at Wounded Knee Creek in late December 1890 happened resulted from a religious revival among certain clans of the Sioux Confederation and a long-running dispute between the Indian Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Army.

 

 

Battle of Wounded Knee I

Lead: The last major armed conflict between whites and Native Americans ended on December 29, 1890 along Wounded Knee creek.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the cold early morning hours of December 29, 1890 elements of 7th and 9th United States Cavalry surrounded approximately 350 Miniconjous Sioux led by Big Foot camped at Wounded Knee twenty miles from the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Within a brief time over 150 Sioux had been killed with another 44 wounded about half were women and children. More would later die of exposure. Army casualties were not small. Over 60 troopers were wounded or killed. In retrospect, such a high sacrifice of life on both sides made little sense. It resulted from broken promises, emotional despair, faulty expectations, professional ineptitude, and bureaucratic infighting.

 

 

Leadership: The Pyrrhic Leadership of Sitting Bull

Lead: For a brilliant moment on that afternoon late June 1876, it seemed that he was right. Custer was dead and all his men with him, but like King Pyrrhus against the Romans before him, Sitting Bull found his victory of too great a cost.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: Sitting Bull once said to General Miles, “….God Almighty made me an Indian, but he didn’t make me an agency Indian, and I don’t intend to be one,”

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