History timeline

  • Great Plains Act

    Great Plains Act
    The federal government has passed an act that designated the entire Great Plains as one enormous reservation or land set aside for Native American tribes.
  • Restricts Native Americans

    Restricts Native Americans
    The governent changed its policy and created treaties that defined specific boundaries for each tribe.
  • Massarce at Sand Creek

    Massarce at Sand Creek
    U.S army commander in the West, sent a telegram to militia colonel John Chivington that read, I want no peace till the indians suffer more
  • Fetterman Massacure

    Fetterman Massacure
    Over 80 soldiers were killed in Sioux. Crazy horse ambushes Captain Federman troops. Bowesman trail
  • Treaty of Fort Lamarie

    Closed the bowesman trail. Sioux agreed to live on the reservation along the missouri river.
  • Gold Rush

    George A. Custer reported that the Black Hills had gold from the Grass roots down a gold rush was on.
  • Red River War

    Red River War
    General Philip
  • Custer's Last Stand

    Custer's Last Stand
    In early June 1876, the Sioux and Cheyenne held a sun dance, during which Sitting Bull had a vision of soldier s and some Native Americans falling from each their horses
  • Dawes Act

    Aiming to Americanize the Native Americans. The act broke up the reservations and gave some of the reservation land to individual Native Americans 160 acres to each head of household and 80 acres to each unmarried adult
  • The Battle of Wounded Knee

    Custer's old regiment rounded up about 350 starving and freezing Sioux and took them to a camp at wounded knee Creek in South Daktota.