Native American Timeline

  • Navajo and Apache Wars

    Navajo and Apache Wars
    The Apache and Novajo Wars were a series of armed conflicts between the United States and Apaches fought in the Southwest from 1849 to 1886.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    he Sand Creek Massacre was an atrocity in the Indian Wars of the United States that occurred on November 29, 1864, when a force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a village of friendly Cheyenne and Arapaho encamped in southeastern Colorado Territory, killing and mutilating an estimated 70–163 Indians, about two-thirds of whom were women and children.
  • Red Clouds War

    Red Clouds War
    The war was fought over control of the Powder River Country in north-central Wyoming.
  • Red River War

    Red River War
    The Red River War was a military campaign launched by the United States Army in 1874 to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Native American tribes from the Southern Plains and forcibly relocate them to reservations in Indian Territory.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army.
  • A Century of Dishonor

    A Century of Dishonor
    A Century of Dishonor is a non-fiction book by Helen Hunt Jackson that shows the experiences of Native Americans in the United States, focusing on injustices that were done to the Native Americans.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    The Dawes Act adopted by Congress in 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    A shot was fired which resulted in the 7th Cavalry's opening fire indiscriminately from all sides, killing men, women, and children, as well as some of their own fellow troopers. Those few Lakota warriors who still had weapons began shooting back at the attacking troopers, who quickly suppressed the Lakota fire. The surviving Lakota fled, but U.S. cavalrymen pursued and killed many who were unarmed.