Elleana's Native American Indians

By Elleana
  • Jan 1, 700

    Indian communities

    Indian communities
    The area now called North Carolina has many groups of American Indians living there. Small towns of Indians are located along streams. These towns have buildings for chiefs, temples and other important buildings. They also have defensive structures surrounding them.
  • Period: Aug 10, 700 to Aug 10, 1550

    Indian Communities

    The area now called North Carolina has many groups of American Indians living there. Small towns of Indians are located along streams. These towns have buildings for chiefs, temples and other important buildings. They also have defensive structures surrounding them.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    European contact

    European contact
    : Various Spanish expeditions lead to European contact with the Native Indians in America. This bought smallpox and other deadly European diseases to the natives.
  • Period: Aug 10, 1492 to Aug 10, 1567

    European contact

    Various Spanish expeditions lead to European contact with the Native Indians in America. This bought smallpox and other deadly European diseases to the natives.
  • Communications fail

    Communications fail
    Because the Indian settlements were rich in food and gold Europeans, find that they too want to settle where the Indians are. Various alliances are made; some Indians are even taken back to England to learn English. The two cultures tried to build relationships. Despite all good efforts, fights broke out between the Indians and the colonists. The colonists are unsuccessful in settling with the native Indians.
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    Communications fail

    Because the Indian settlements were rich in food and gold Europeans, find that they too want to settle where the Indians are. Various alliances are made; some Indians are even taken back to England to learn English. The two cultures tried to build relationships. Despite all good efforts, fights broke out between the Indians and the colonists. The colonists are unsuccessful in settling with the native Indians.
  • Settlers granted Indian land

    Settlers granted Indian land
    White settlers begin to move onto Indian land. First white settler is Nathaniel Batts. He trades with the local natives in his home that is along the Chowan River. Indian king, King Kilcocanen, grants land to George Durant, a white colonist. This is the first known grant of land to a white colony.
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    Settlers granted land

    White settlers begin to move onto Indian land. First white settler is Nathaniel Batts. He trades with the local natives in his home that is along the Chowan River. Indian king, King Kilcocanen, grants land to George Durant, a white colonist. This is the first known grant of land to a white colony.
  • Cherokee trade with English

    Cherokee trade with English
    Cherokee Indians have trade agreement with English.
  • Indians enslaved

    Indians enslaved
    Many Indians abandoning their lands. Many have been killed, enslaved or became servants to Europeans. The only native tribe that is still strong is the Tuscarora.
  • Tuscarora Indians plee with government

    Tuscarora Indians send a petition to government on the treatment of their people. They don’t want their land taken or their people treated like this
  • Indians turn against each other

    Indians turn against each other
    The Tuscarora Indians fight many battles with the white colonies. The white colonies use other Native American tribes to help fight their battle. This leads to death for the Tuscarora Indians, many of their warriors are women. White colonists have turned Indians against each other. Although the Tuscarora Indians call a truce with the white colonies, they still continue to fight the Native tribe, the Yamassee, who continue to support the white settlements.
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    Indians turn against each other

    The Tuscarora Indians fight many battles with the white colonies. The white colonies use other Native American tribes to help fight their battle. This leads to death for the Tuscarora Indians, many of their warriors are women. White colonists have turned Indians against each other. Although the Tuscarora Indians call a truce with the white colonies, they still continue to fight the Native tribe, the Yamassee, who continue to support the white settlements.
  • Indians put on Reserves

    Indians put on Reserves
    Small pox decreases many tribes of Indians by fifty present. The Indians leave their land, allowing for German, English, Scottish and Welsh immigrants. The Indians also now have a treaty with the colonies, and are put onto “reserves”. This is land granted by the government for the Indians to live on. Fighting continues, wars between French and Indians break out. Small pox and Typhus kill many Indians
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    Indians put on Reserves

    Small pox decreases many tribes of Indians by fifty present. The Indians leave their land, allowing for German, English, Scottish and Welsh immigrants. The Indians also now have a treaty with the colonies, and are put onto “reserves”. This is land granted by the government for the Indians to live on. Fighting continues, wars between French and Indians break out. Small pox and Typhus kill many Indians
  • Indians fight for their existence

    Indians fight for their existence
    Armies of British continue to fight the Indians for land. Many of the Indian villages are destroyed. Although treaties are signed many of the Indian people refuse to accept the terms of the treaty. The Indians do not want to be enslaved to the white colonists. The Indians are fighting to protect their whole society and cultures.
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    Indians fight for their existence

    Armies of British continue to fight the Indians for land. Many of the Indian villages are destroyed. Although treaties are signed many of the Indian people refuse to accept the terms of the treaty. The Indians do not want to be enslaved to the white colonists. The Indians are fighting to protect their whole society and cultures
  • Land exchanged for money

    Treaties are signed; despite this, land is still being open for settlement. Land is being exchanged for goods and money, by the Indians.
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    Land Exchanged for money

    Treaties are signed; despite this, land is still being open for settlement. Land is being exchanged for goods and money, by the Indians.
  • Cherokee Indians help Army

    Cherokee Indians help Army
    Cherokee Indians help the army defeat Creek Indians in the Battle for Alabama. After the battle, General Jackson tells the Cherokee chief “As long as the sun shines and the grass grows there shall be friendship between us, and the feet of the Cherokee shall be toward the East.” This becomes a significant statement for the Cherokee when Jackson later becomes President.
  • Treaty signed and Indians can own and sell land

    A new treaty signed gives the Indians land from the government, this allows the Indians to own land individually and sell land to white settlers for money.
  • Cherokee make own alphabet

    The Cherokee Indians work on having their own alphabet, making them the only group of Native Indians with a written language.
  • President Jackson forces Indians from homes

    President Jackson forces Indians from homes
    President Jackson signs an Indian Removal Act, this forces Indians to be removed from their homes and forced to go west.
  • Indian rights are taken away

    Indian rights are taken away
    New laws for Americans take rights away from the Indians. Indians are forcibly removed from their lands. Indians resists this and hide in Mountains and fight for their rights to live on their land. The government eventually establish a reservation for the Indians.
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    Indian rights taken away

    New laws for Americans take rights away from the Indians. Indians are forcibly removed from their lands. Indians resists this and hide in Mountains and fight for their rights to live on their land. The government eventually establish a reservation for the Indians.
  • Some Indians given Citizenship

    Those Indians not forcibly removed are finally given citizenship and the government grants them a small amount of money for them to use to purchase land.
  • American Civil war affects Indians

    American Civil war affects Indians
    Civil War in America has large effect on the native Indians.
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    American Civil War

    Civil War in America has large effect on the native Indians.
  • Voting rights are given to Indians

    Voting rights are given to Indians
    The states start to recognise Native Indian tribes. Voting rights are given to them and separate schools for Native Indian children are established. The eastern Band of Cherokee is incorporated under North Carolina Law
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    Voting rights are given to Indians

    The states start to recognise Native Indian tribes. Voting rights are given to them and separate schools for Native Indian children are established. The eastern Band of Cherokee is incorporated under North Carolina Law
  • Cherokee lands placed in Trust

    Cherokee Indian lands are placed in trust with the federal government.
  • Indian operated schools and banks are started

    Indian operated schools and banks are started
    Various schools and universities are established and controlled by Indian tribes. First bank established in the United States operated by Indians. First Indian owned newspaper begins operation. Various American states begin recognising different Indian tribes.
  • State recognition to Indians and first Indian Casino built

    State recognition to Indians and first Indian Casino built
    Bill passed giving state recognition to Indians. First Cherokee Indian casino opened on Indian owed land.