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With the coming of winter snows, the Lakota settled into winter camps, where activities of the season ceremonies and dances as well as trying to ensure adequate winter feed for their horses. Gass, Journal.
Between the fall hunt and the onset of winter was a time when Lakota warriors could undertake raiding and warfare. Lewis to Jefferson, April 7,Jackson, ed. Sioux Nation of Indiansin which the court ruled that tribal lands covered under the treaty had been taken illegally by the US government, and the tribe was owed compensation plus interest.
Sioux warriors assisted the British during the War for Independence as well as the War of The council reached its dramatic climax when Black Buffalo "rose with great state" to address the gathering.
They are many more than we are. Ordway, Journal, pp. When the chief resisted, Indian policemen slayed him. In the end it was Black Buffalo who engineered a compromise allowing each party to escape with some dignity intact and without bloodshed.
As he admitted to Secretary of the Navy Robert Smith, the United States was "miserably weak" in its newly gained western lands.
At that moment the Teton confrontation was over. From there Clark was conducted to a gathering of Teton elders.