The Catholic priest Bartolome de Las Casas criticizes the Spanish's treatment of Indians. He then fights to abolish the slavery of natives, which is eventually accepted as law in 1542. He goes on to write a book on the atrocites that is published in 1552.
In the midst of King Philip's War, the colony of Jamestown had been raided many times. In responce, Nathaniel Bacon and other colonists wished to attack the natives, which they were denied. Residents then burned the town and hunted the Indians until October
Louis and Clark chart out western territory guided by the Shoshone Indian, Sacagawea.
Tecumseh and The Prophet
Two brothers set out to help their fellow native people. One started a town known as Prophetstown. The other banded together several Indian tribes in order to hold Ohio Creek as a permanant boundry between their land and the US. After conflict with US troops and the Battle of Tippicanoe, Prophetstown fell and the confederacy was scattered.
In response to the murder of one white man and two little girls, Colonel John Chivington set out on a hunt for nearby Native Americans. He and his soldiers killed almost 200 natives, most being women and children.
The US army follows up on a string of American deaths said to be commited by the Nez Perce. To avoid a battle that would end in encampment or death, about 800 Nez Perce flee north. They are captured at the Canadian border and sent to Oklahoma.