Native americans

Native American History - Neal

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Initial Contact

    Initial Contact
    The first recorded contact europeans had with native americans, North America was about 100% native american.
  • Oct 13, 1492


    The leading cause of death for Native American after initial contact with Europeans was disease
  • Proclamation of 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.
  • Crispus Attucks

    Crispus Attucks
    Crispus Attucks was considered the first death of the American Revolution, he was also african, and Natick native american.
  • The Iriquois Confederation

    The Iriquois Confederation
    The Iriquois Confederation was comprised of 6 different Native American Nations.
  • American Revolution Allies

    American Revolution Allies
    Most of the Native American nations allied with the British Empire during the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Fort Pitt

    Treaty of Fort Pitt
    The Treaty of Fort Pitt was the first treaty signed between Native Americans and the US government.
  • Mission System

    Mission System
    20,000 native Americans had the status of slaves in California's mission system.
  • Trail Of Tears

    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.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act set aside land for Native American groups.
  • Trail of Tears

    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.
  • Carlisle Boarding School

    Carlisle Boarding School
    The Carlisle Boarding School was considered the flagship boarding school for Native Americans in the 1800's.
  • Native American Boarding Schools

    Native American Boarding Schools
    Native American boarding schools did not allow their "students" to speak their native languages.
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act prevented Native Americans from owning land as a group.
  • Charles Curtis

    Charles Curtis
    Charles Curtis was the first Native American Vice President of the United States.
  • Indian Citzneship Act

    Indian Citzneship Act
    The Indian Citizenship Act was an act put in place in 1934 that let Native Americans be considered American citizens.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi Hendrix, a famous musician was of Native American decent.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    The Navajo language was used as a code by the U.S. military in World War II.
  • Jazz, Funk, and Rock

    Jazz, Funk, and Rock
    Native American music has contributed to Jazz, Funk, and Rock.
  • American Indain Movement

    American Indain Movement
    The American Indain Movement (AIM) is an organization that was set up in 1968 to fight for Native American rights.
  • Occupation of Alcatraz

    Occupation of  Alcatraz
    Native Americans occupied Alcatraz for 1969 to 1971 to force the federal government to honor one of their treaties.
  • The Trail of Broken Treaties

    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.
  • Freedom of Religion Act

    Freedom of Religion Act
    The Freedom of Religion Act let Native Americans practice their religion for the first time in over 100 years.
  • Dances with Wolves

    Dances with Wolves
    Dances with Wolves, an Oscar award winner, featured Native American music
  • 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.
  • Native Americans in Todays Population

    Native Americans in Todays Population
    Native Americans now only make up about 1% precent of North America's population.
  • Intricacy

    Native American music is said to be some of the most intricate music ever made.
  • Native Americans in New York

    Native Americans in New York
    The largest population of Native Americans is in New York, with an estimated 110,000.
  • Native Americans in the Military

    Native Americans in the Military
    In the government, Native Americans are represented highest per capita, in the military.
  • Native American Music in Pop-Culture

    Native American Music in Pop-Culture
    Native American music even has it's own award competition, The Native American Music Awards!
  • Instruments

    Native American music used two basic instruments, flutes, and drums (percussion).
  • Vocal

    Vocals are the main part of native american music
  • Harmony

    Usually harmonies are not intended in native american music.
  • Museums

    In museums, native american music is very prominent becasue it gives insight into their culture.