Yes. They believed if they did the Ghost Dance and the white buffalo came the land would rise up like a wave and bury all the whites.
“...They believed if they did the Ghost Dance and the white buffalo came the land would rise up like a wave and bury all the whites.”
Yeah, fat chance!
My paternal grandmother was Welsh. The Welsh people were the people in Britain when the Romans arrived. After the Romans left and Germanic tribes invaded the British Isles, the Welsh were treated to genocide for nearly a millenia. They retreated into the mountains in the western part of the main island of Britain until finally standing their ground in what is known today as Wales.
It has been nearly two thousand years and the Welsh still have their own language and racial identity. But as a group they were smart enough to recognize that living well is the best revenge, and that means succeeding within the greater swell of the human cavalcade.
I have family who are Cherokee and a friend who is half-Apache. Both say the worst thing a person can do is stay on the Reservation. It will kill you.