Native American Inquiry Project

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Native Population

    Native Population
    At one point in time ALL of North America was Native American.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Cherokee Descent Patterns

    Cherokee Descent Patterns
    Many years before this, too...
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Disease

    Disease
    Disease was the biggest cause of death for Native Americans upon European Contact, not the Europeans themselves.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    Cherokee Descent Patterns

    Many years before this, too...
  • Jan 1, 1570

    U.S. Constitution

    U.S. Constitution
    When writing the U.S. Constitution, they used the Iroquois Confederacy as a model.
  • Nancy Attucks

    Nancy Attucks
    Nancy Attucks was Crispus Attuck's mother, and was a member of the Natick Tribe (pictured).
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    Nancy Attucks

    Nancy Attucks was Crispus Attuck's mother, and was a member of the Natick Tribe.
  • Proclomation of 1763

    Proclomation of 1763
    This granted Britain more land west of the Appalachians, but restrictes the colonists from going there, claiming it was "Indian Territory".
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    MOST (NOT ALL) Native American tribes allied with the British during the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Fort Pitt

    Treaty of Fort Pitt
    The Treaty iof Fort Pitt was the first treaty signed between Native Americans and the U.s. government.
  • Tecumseh and The Prophet

    Tecumseh and The Prophet
    Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa united the Eastern Tribes to resist United States expansion in the Ohio Valley and beyond.
  • Native American Slavery

    Native American Slavery
    Approximately 20,000 Native Americans in California had the status of slaves in the region's missions in 1820.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The forces migration of the Cherokee was called the Trail of Tears. It lasted from 1831 ro 1837.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Cherokee were forced to move fro Georgia to Indian Territory, along the "Trail of Tears", from 1831-1837.
  • The Reservation System

    The Reservation System
    The Reservation System set aside areas of land for many Native American tribes.
  • Carlisle School

    Carlisle School
    This was when the Carlisle Schools started. They continued until 1918. They were meant to erase Native culture from Native Americans and put in "American" culture.
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    Carlisle Boarding Schools

    These Native American Boarding Schools (which started in 1879) forbid & punished students from&for using their native languages.
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act of 1887 banned Native Americans from owning land as a group.
  • ChIef Joseph

    ChIef Joseph
    Chief Joseph attempts to lead the Nez Perce to Canada to escape the prejudice of American government.
  • Wounded Knee

    Wounded Knee
    Wounded Knee is considered the decisive final battle in the European settling of the western United States.
  • The Ghost Dance

    The Ghost Dance
    The Ghost Dance was a spiritual movement by Native Americans to resist European domination.
  • 1912 Olympics

    1912 Olympics
    Jim THorpe wond gold medals in the 1912 Olympics and was considered the greatest athlete in the world at the time.
  • Carlisle Boarding School

    Carlisle Boarding School
    These Native American Boarding Schools (which started in 1879) forbid & punished students from&for using their native languages.
  • Native American Citizens

    Native American Citizens
    Native Americans were finally recognized as U.S. Citizens in 1924.
  • Charles Curtis

    Charles Curtis
    Charles Curtis was the name of the only U.S. Vice President with Native American bloodlines.
  • World War II

    World War II
    The U.S. Military used the Navajo language as code throughout WWII. (1941-1945).
  • American Indian Movement (AIM)

    American Indian Movement (AIM)
    The American Indian Movement was set up to fight for Native American Rights.
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    Native Americans Occupy Alcatraz

    From 1969-1971, Native Americans occupies Alcatraz in San Francisco to force the Federal Government to honor one of its treaties.
  • Native Americans & Alcatraz

    Native Americans & Alcatraz
    From 1969-1971, Native Americans occupies Alcatraz in San Francisco to force the Federal Government to honor one of its treaties.
  • Trail of Broken Treaties

    Trail of Broken Treaties
    The Trail of Broken Treaties was a political action designed to reaise awareness about the plight of Native Americans.
  • Native American Religion Allowed.

    Native American Religion Allowed.
    Native Americans weren't allowed the right to their own religion until 1978.
  • Indian Right to Gaming Regulations (IGRA)

    Indian Right to Gaming Regulations (IGRA)
    In 1988, Congress recognized the Indian right to gaming operations and passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).
  • Native Populations

    Native Populations
    Now, North America is approximately 1% Native American.
  • New York City Native Populations

    New York City Native Populations
    NYC currently has the highest number of Native Americans living within its limits.
  • Native Americans in the U.S. Military

    Native Americans in the U.S. Military
    The Military has the highest government capacity that Native are the highest represented per capita.