Native American Conflicts Timeline

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    Native American Wars

  • Navajo and Apache Wars

    Navajo and Apache Wars
    General James Carleton wanted Native American land for mining and tried to starve the Native Americans to death.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    Colorado Militia killed over 200 Native Americans in the village of the Cheyenne Indians.
  • Red Cloud War

    Red Cloud War
    The war was fought over control of the Powder River Country in north-central Wyoming.
  • Red River War

    Red River War
    Native Americans had to be forcefully removed from their land.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Resistance to assimilation combined with finding gold on the black hills lead to the battle which the Native Americans won.
  • "A Century of Dishonor"--Helen Hunt Jackson

    "A Century of Dishonor"--Helen Hunt Jackson
    Book illustrating the horrors of Native American experience. Sent to all the Senators and Congressmen.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    Meant to assimilate Native Americans into American Society.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    Siox performing ghost dance, army sent to arrest Indians led to a masacre.