Native American Timeline

  • Aug 3, 1442

    Columbus Discovers the New World

    Columbus Discovers the New World
    The italian explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips from the Atlantic Ocean to Spain. He was determined to find a direct route west from Europe to Asia but instead discovered the New World and West Indies.
  • Aug 13, 1519

    Hernan Cortes conqures the Aztecs

    Hernan Cortes conqures the Aztecs
    Herman Cortes is one of the most well known Spanish conquistadors, He invaded Mexico and in doing so he conquered the Aztecs.
  • Aug 13, 1552

    Bartolome de las Casas Critizes the Spanish

    Bartolome de las Casas Critizes the Spanish
    Bartolome critized the Spanish because he felt they where using chirst as as excuse.
  • Founding of Jamestown

    Founding of Jamestown
    Jamestown is Americas first permanent English colony.
  • Bacons Rebellion

    Bacons Rebellion
    Bacon's Rebellion was against Eastern Virgnias. As differences grew up between the frontier farmers and the farmers of the coast.
  • King Phillip War

    King Phillip War
    The King Phillip War was a conflict between the Colonist and the Native Americans in England.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The war was fought bwtween Britain and France. At the end of the war the British took France.
  • Pontiac War

    Pontiac War
    In 1763 the Ottawa Indians started a war of their own against thr British and the settlers, The Ottawas had been the main fur trading partners of the French, and felt that the French had no right to give Insian land to the British.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was negotiated between the United States and Great Britain, it also ended the revolutionary war and recognized American independence
  • Treaty Of Greenville

    Treaty Of Greenville
    This Treaty ended the Northwest Indian War in the country and limited land to the north and west and required 11 Ameircsn Indian Nations to give up their territory.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This purchase was a land deal between the United States and France, Louisiana claimed territory in North America purchased by the United States.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    This was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States,
  • Tecumseh and The Prophet

    Tecumseh and The Prophet
    Tecumesh was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy. Tecumesh had a brother named Tenskwatawa who was akso known as The Prophet. Tecumseh's Confederation became linked with his brother's religious movement.During the War of 1812, they allied themselves with the British against the United States. During the conflict, Tecumseh lost his life at the Battle, The Prophet then sought to assume control of his brother's follow but it didnt
  • Creek War

    Creek War
    The Creek War was also known as the Red Stick War. This war was a regional war between opposing Creeka, European empires, and the United States.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act was passed during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. This law allowed the president to negotiate with Indian tribes in the Southern United States for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River.
  • Worcester v. Georgia

    Worcester v. Georgia
    This supreme court case of Worcester challenged the Indian Removal, and led to the Trail of Tears.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    In the Trail of Tears 150,000 Cherokess were forced to walk fom their homes to the Indian Terriority in Oklahoma. The government gave them rotten grain to eat and badly made wagons to travel in.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    This trail was the major route west.
  • Gold discovered in California

    Gold discovered in California
    James Marshall discovered gold unexpectedly while overseeing construction of a sawmill on the American River.
  • Passage of the Homestead Act

    Passage of the Homestead Act
    The new law established a three-fold homestead process, filing an application, improving the land, and filing for deed of title.
  • Diminished Buffalo Herds

    Diminished Buffalo Herds
  • Gold in the Black Hills, and the Ft. Laramie Treaty

    Gold in the Black Hills, and the Ft. Laramie Treaty
    The Treaty of Fort Laramie was an agreement between the United States and the Oglala, Miniconjou, and Brule bands of Lakota people, Yanktonai Dakota, and Arapaho Nation. The black hills which are the US oldest set of mountains. Lakota people believe that the Black Hills are sacred and should be returned for land minerals.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    In this battle Geroge Cluster found gold in the Black Hills of Dakota.
  • Nez Perce War

    Nez Perce War
    The Nez Peace was an armed conflict between several bands of the Nez Perce tribe of Native Americans and their allies
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    In the Sand Creek Massacre seven hundred members of the Colorado Territory militia embarked on an attack of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian villages