Equality for Native Americans

By ktlein
  • Opsahl v. Johnson

    The MN Supreme Court rules that embers of the Red Lake Chippewa Tribe cannot vote in county elections
  • Swift v. Leach

    Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are now eligable to voteunder ND law.
  • NCAI

    Multiple tribes form the National Congress of American Indians
  • Williams v. Lee

    Supreme Court case upheld the authority of tribal courts to make decisions invoving pople who were not Native Americans
  • National Indian Youth Council forms.

  • AIM

    American Indian Movement forms, this would be the most pwoerful Indian civil rights movement
  • Poverty Statistic

    40% of the entire Native American population lived below thepovery line
  • Trail of Broken Treaties

    Protest led by AIM in the fall of 1970, ongoing
  • National Day of Mourning

    Wampanoag Tribe holds a National Day ofMourning at Plymouth Rock, Mass. on Thanksgiving day. The tribe had taken part in the firstThanksgiving 350 years earlier.
  • Indian Education Act

    Gave parents greater control of their childrens' schools.
  • Major AIM protest

    Over 200 indians gather at the court house in Custer, SD to protest the unfair prosecution of the murderer of Wesley Bad Heart Bull. A few of the protesters were allowed to alk to officials with no luck in re-opening he case. Wesley's mother was beaten when trying to enter the court house and most of the protsters were arrested.
  • Poverty

    Native Americans have the highest percentage of un-employment in the nation at 7.6%