The first people (Paleo Indians arrive in Tennessee.
Archaic Indians arrive in Tennessee. Archaic Indians were the first to bring farming to Tennessee. They also introduced better tools and weapons, called atlatls. They also improved existing nets and traps, and domesticated Tennessee's first dogs.
Mar 24, 750
The Woodland Indians came into Tennessee. They were farmers and built permanent villages and homes.
Mar 24, 1000
Mississippian Indians enter Tennessee.
Mississippians had permanent villages and were larger than the previous tribes'.
Mar 25, 1492
Europeans arrive in the New World
Christopher Columbus set up continual contact between the Old and New Wolds.
Mar 24, 1539
Hernando De Soto lands in the New World
De Soto came to America looking for riches and wealth, even though he was sent to convert the indigenous population to the Catholic faith.
Mar 25, 1540
De Soto in Tennessee
De Soto sets foot on what today is Tennessee-he is the first European here.
Mar 24, 1542
De Soto dies near Memphis
Hernando De Soto gets ill and dies, His team quickly returns to the safty of Mexico, out of fear that they will be attacked without their leader.
The British defeat the Spanish Armada.
The English begin living in the New World with the settlement of Jamestown.
The French establish a town of their own- Quebec. It is in what is today Canada.
French settle New World
The French city of Quebec is settled, and is the first French colonization in America.
French Missionary and Trader in America
A missionary by the name of Jaques Marquette and a trader called Louis Joilet traveled along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers.
French explore Mississippi
A Frenchman named Rene Robert Cavelier led an expedition of the Mouth of the Mississippi.
French in Tennessee
Frenchman La Salle and his team built a Fort at Memphis. The fort was used as a base against the Chickasaw Indians.
More French exploration
Other French explorers travel along the Ohio and Cumberland rivers.
French in Nashville
A trading post is established in what is today Nashville by the French.
Georgia is established as a colony.
By 1733, Britain had officially settled the 13 colonies that we hear about today.
Daniel Boone is born.
Long Hunters arrive in Tennessee
Long hunters were indevidual hunters that entered the hills and valleis of TN, their name comes from the distance of their travels. Daniel Boone was a long hunter. Long hunters came into TN knowingly violating the proclamation line. It was not unusual for a longhunter to earn $1,600-1,700 in one trip.
French and Indian War
The French and Indian War was a war where England and France fought over control of the new world and Europe.
Daniel Boone in the French and Indian war.
Daniel Boone fought on the side of the British in the French and Indian war. He was a wagon driver.
Treaty of Paris
The signing of the Treaty of Paris gave the British control of the land east of the Mississippi river.
Treaty of Fort Stanwix
The British purchase a claim of Iriquois to the territories of Kentucky and Tennessee.
Daniel Boone and 30 woodsmen turn an Indian trail into a road that families, wagons, and animals could travel on. The road went on for more than 300 miles, and by 1790, almost 200,000 people had gone west on the wilderness road.
Tennessee becomes a state
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Future President Andrew Jackson led the White Stick Creek Indians agaisnt the Red Stick Creeks. The White Sticks and Andrew Jackson won.