Native American History - Neal By AstroCu6er Oct 12, 1492 Initial Contact The first recorded contact europeans had with native americans, North America was about 100% native american. Oct 13, 1492 Disease The leading cause of death for Native American after initial contact with Europeans was disease Oct 9, 1763 Proclamation of 1763 The Proclamation of 1763 was put into place to prevent colonist from crossing over the Appalachian Mountains into Native American territories. Mar 5, 1770 Crispus Attucks Crispus Attucks was considered the first death of the American Revolution, he was also african, and Natick native american. Oct 6, 1772 The Iriquois Confederation The Iriquois Confederation was comprised of 6 different Native American Nations. Apr 1, 1775 American Revolution Allies Most of the Native American nations allied with the British Empire during the American Revolution. Sep 17, 1778 Treaty of Fort Pitt The Treaty of Fort Pitt was the first treaty signed between Native Americans and the US government. Oct 5, 1820 Mission System 20,000 native Americans had the status of slaves in California's mission system. Jan 1, 1830 Trail Of Tears The Trail Of Tears was a forced migration of the Cherokee population from modern day Georgia to modern day Oklahoma in the first half of the 19th Century. May 28, 1830 Indian Removal Act The Indian Removal Act set aside land for Native American groups. Oct 6, 1877 Trail of Tears The Trail of Tears was the Nez Perce tribe, led by Chief Joseph in an attempt to make it to Canada to save his people. Oct 6, 1879 Carlisle Boarding School The Carlisle Boarding School was considered the flagship boarding school for Native Americans in the 1800's. Oct 6, 1879 Native American Boarding Schools Native American boarding schools did not allow their "students" to speak their native languages. Feb 8, 1887 The Dawes Act The Dawes Act prevented Native Americans from owning land as a group. Mar 4, 1929 Charles Curtis Charles Curtis was the first Native American Vice President of the United States. Jun 2, 1934 Indian Citzneship Act The Indian Citizenship Act was an act put in place in 1934 that let Native Americans be considered American citizens. Nov 27, 1942 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix, a famous musician was of Native American decent. Dec 31, 1942 Navajo Code Talkers The Navajo language was used as a code by the U.S. military in World War II. Jan 1, 1960 Jazz, Funk, and Rock Native American music has contributed to Jazz, Funk, and Rock. Dec 4, 1968 American Indain Movement The American Indain Movement (AIM) is an organization that was set up in 1968 to fight for Native American rights. Nov 20, 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz Native Americans occupied Alcatraz for 1969 to 1971 to force the federal government to honor one of their treaties. Aug 1, 1972 The Trail of Broken Treaties The Trail of Broken Treaties was a political action in 1972 designed to raise awareness about the plight of Native Americans. Aug 11, 1978 Freedom of Religion Act The Freedom of Religion Act let Native Americans practice their religion for the first time in over 100 years. Nov 21, 1990 Dances with Wolves Dances with Wolves, an Oscar award winner, featured Native American music Oct 13, 1992 Protests A five month march from California to Washington DC took place to protest Native American rights, it was filled with music that carried their message. Oct 6, 2010 Native Americans in Todays Population Native Americans now only make up about 1% precent of North America's population. Feb 17, 2014 Intricacy Native American music is said to be some of the most intricate music ever made. Oct 6, 2014 Native Americans in New York The largest population of Native Americans is in New York, with an estimated 110,000. Oct 6, 2014 Native Americans in the Military In the government, Native Americans are represented highest per capita, in the military. Oct 6, 2014 Native American Music in Pop-Culture Native American music even has it's own award competition, The Native American Music Awards! Oct 6, 2014 Instruments Native American music used two basic instruments, flutes, and drums (percussion). Oct 6, 2014 Vocal Vocals are the main part of native american music Oct 6, 2014 Harmony Usually harmonies are not intended in native american music. Oct 7, 2014 Museums In museums, native american music is very prominent becasue it gives insight into their culture.