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The West Timeline

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs

    Bureau of Indian Affairs
    Branch in the federal government that is in charge of keepinga solid relationship between the indians and the government.
  • Capture of Geronimo

    Capture of Geronimo
    Goyaałé was the leader of Apache and fought against Mexico and Texas for the expanison into the Apache. Geronimo ended up surrendering to Texan authorities as prisoner of war.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    On May 28, 1830 the Indian Removal Act was passed. It allowed the president to negotiate with the indian tribe. They wanted their removal from the federal territory west of the Mississippi for ancestral homelands.
  • Comstock Lode

    Comstock Lode
    A lode of silver was found in Nevada. Evan and Hosea Grosh founded this silver.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    United States laws that gave an applicant ownership of land at little or no cost.
  • Little Crows War

    Little Crows War
    Little Crow was a cheif who made an agreement for the movement of his group of the Dakota to a reservation near the Minnesota River in exchange for goods and certain other rights
  • Cheyenne Upspring

    Cheyenne Upspring
    Also known as Sand Creek Massacre. Cheyenne attacked wagon trains and stole food. Army reacted by attacking the camp at Sand Creek.
  • Transcontiental RailRoad

    Transcontiental RailRoad
    It wasa 1,907 mile railroad that went across the western US to connect the Pacific Coast to connect with the Eastern US railroad network.
  • Bear River Massacre

    Bear River Massacre
    This massacre took place in present day Idaho. US Army attacked Shoshone.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    675 cavalrymen attacked a village of Cheyenne killing over 100 indians.
  • Red Clouds War

    Red Clouds War
    It was a dilemma between Lakota, North Cheyenne, and Northern Arapaho. They were fighting over the contorl of the Powder River in Northern Wyoming. Indians were victor4ious.
  • Cattle Drive

    Cattle Drive
    Cowboys would move cattle long distances on horseback. 10 millin cattle were herded from texas to railroads in Kansas.
  • Fetterman Massacre

    Fetterman Massacre
    Also known as Fetterman fight, was a battle during Red Clouds War. This battle was between Cheyenne and Arpaho Indians. Indians ended up killing all 81 men, which led to the withdrawl of the United States.
  • The Lokata War

    The Lokata War
    Sioux aided the british during the war for independence
  • Fort Laramie Treaty

    Fort Laramie Treaty
    This treaty was signed on April 29, 1868. It was ultimately between the US government and Sioux Nation. The Black Hills was recongnized the the US as part of the Great Sioux Reservation.
  • Indian Appropriations Act

    Indian Appropriations Act
    It was created to weaken the authority of tribal leaders. This act ended the treatement of tribes as independent, sovereign nations.
  • Camp Grant AZ Apache Massacre

    Camp Grant AZ Apache Massacre
    Group of Anglo-Americans, Mexican Americans, and Tohono O'odham Indians killed a hundred plus Apache men, women, and children who had surrendered to the U.S.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    Fought in the Montana Ceremony. It was led by Lieutenant Cone Georgre Custer and a band of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. A lot of tribes had missed the deadline to move to reservations and this created conflict. Custer was unaware of the large about of indians fighting and he soon got outnumbered.
  • Desert Land Act

    Desert Land Act
    This law was created to promote economic development for arid and public lands in the west. Poeple were able to now able apply for a desert land entry.
  • Capture of Nez Perce

    Capture of Nez Perce
    A conflict between Nez Perce tribe and the United States army. Refused to give up ancestrial land in Pacfic Northwest and move to an Indian Reservation in Idaho.
  • Billy the Kid

    Billy the Kid
    Was a frontieer outlaw in the Old American West. he was also a gunman who was involved in the Lincoln County War. Kileld his first person on August 17, 1877.
  • Pratt Boarding School

    Pratt Boarding School
    Richard Henry Pratt founded the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1879. He wanted Indians to be able to reject tribal culture and adapt to white culture after the indian wars.
  • A centry of dishonor

    A centry of dishonor
    Helen Hunt Jackson created this book to write about all the inequalties of the indians.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    It had the President of the United States survery American Indian Tribal and then divide the land up for individual indians. It happened so it could stimulate assimmilation of indians to main stream society.
  • Edmunds Tucker Act

    Edmunds Tucker Act
    Main focus was to restrict practices of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    Sioux against US Troops at Wounded Knee Creek. The army demanded the surrender of the Sioux weapons. The Sioux leader was shot.
  • Forest Reserve Act

    Forest Reserve Act
    There was debate about public land policy and exploitative logging. They wanted to protect wooded areas as forest reserves. This law was signed by Benjamin Harrison
  • Bill Cody's Wild Wild West Show

    Bill Cody's Wild Wild West Show
    Cody, known as Buffalo Bill, was a american scout. He played a role as a cowboy in many shows of the Old American West. He was the founder of the Buffalo Bills Wild West and took his company on a world wide tout.
  • Frontier Thesis

    Frontier Thesis
    The Frontier Thesis was an argumenet. It led to the formation of the American Democracy. This Thesis was created by Fredrick Jackson Turner.
  • Carey Act

    Carey Act
    This was an act to let private companies erect irrigation systems in western states and profit the sales of water.