Native American Education

  • Oct 11, 1492

    Discovery of Americas/Start of the European Invasion

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    Removal of Native Americans from their lands

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    Trail of Tears

  • Department of Interior Established to Deal with "the Indian Problem"

  • Article 7, Treaty of Fort Laramie with the Dioux (educational provisions)

  • Carlisle Indian School was Established

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    Assimilation of Native Americans

  • Government Ended Funding to Mission Schools

  • Publication of the Merriam Report

    This report detailed the abuses suffered by Native children in the Indian Boarding Schools.
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    Indian Reorganization Act/Johnson-O'Malley Act

  • John Collier appointed as the Bureau of Indian Affairs Commissioner

  • Rough Rock Demonstration School/The first modern native american school

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    National Study of Indian Education

  • Navaho nation starts their first community college the Dine College

  • Indian Take-over of Alcatraz Island

  • Nixon declares that Indians should have control of their own futures

  • Indian Education Act

  • March on Washington, DC to Take Over BIA Headquarters

  • 71 Day Standoff and Shootout Between the Radical Indian Movement and the FBI at Bended Knee

  • Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act

  • Native American Languages Act

  • Indian Nations at Risk Task Force hearings

    "an unfriendly school climate that fails to promote appropriate academic, social, cultural, and spiritual develpment among many Native students". Set up 6 national goals for Indian education
  • President Bush's America 2000 Program

    adapted 6 goals to 10 national Indian education goals.