Native American Major Conflicts Timeline

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    Native American Wars

  • Navajo and Apache Wars

    Navajo and Apache Wars
    While many American soldiers were being called away to the civil war Native American band were raiding and wreaking havock. The U.S. soon returned to kill over 650 and capture 9,000. A U.S. general had wanted the land for farming and had sparked a war.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    Native Americans of the cheyenne and Arapaho tribe were encamped. Soldiers of the Colarodo militia attacked the camp and killed and estimated 200 natives most of which were women and children. The Native Americans assumed they were going to surrender to the army peacefully
  • Red Cloud's War

    Red Cloud's War
    Fought for control of powder river and North central Whyoming
  • Red River War

    Red River War
    Native Americans were being forced off their land U.S. went out to track down traveling bands of Indians.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Also known as Custers last stand gold was discovered in Black Hills. Natives retaliated and an entire column of the U.S. 7th cavalry was whiped out
  • "A Century of Dishonor"--Helen Hunt Jackson

    "A Century of Dishonor"--Helen Hunt Jackson
    A non fiction book describing many of the injustices done to Native Americans. Jackson sent a copy of her book to every member in congress. Jackson was one of the first advocates about NAtive American cruelty.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    Allowed the president to survey Indian tribal lands and then distribute that land to indivdual Indians and tribes. The goal was to stimulate the assimilation of non hostile tribes.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    Native Americans were performing the Ghost Dance. U.S. Army sent in to arrest them. At least 150 sioux are killed including their leader Sitting Bull who had seen his death 5 years before.