Cherokee Tribe

  • Jan 1, 1540

    Hernando de Soto travels the Cherokee territory.

    Hernando de Soto travels the cherokee territory.
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    Spanish, French, English explorers, and traders start to come into Cherokee Territory.

  • Cherokee leaders visit England.

  • Nanye hi becomes a Beloved Woman to her people after challenging the Cherokees in a battle against the Creeks.

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    Cherokees fight in the French and Indian war (against the British.)

  • Cherokees are again enemies against the British in the American Revolution.

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    Cherokees sign more treaties leaving their land to the United States

  • The Cherokee syllabary is finished by Sequoyah

  • Cherokees draft a constitution declaring themselves a nation

  • The Cherokee Phoenix is published, Andrew Jackson becomes president of the United States, and John Ross becomes Principal Chief

  • The Indian Removal Act is passed

  • The Treaty of New Echota is signed declaring all of the Cherokee land east of the Mississippi River to the U.S. government. It was signed by Major Ridge and a small group of Cherokees.

  • The Trail of Tears started because Cherokees are forced off their land to Indian Territory

  • A new capital is established by the Cherokee Nation in what is now known as Oklahoma

  • At Park Hill a Treaty is signed between the Confederate government and the Cherokee Nation.

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    They negotiate peace with the U.S. government. Tribal and land rights treaty is signed. John Ross dies.

  • General Allotment Act is passed