The West Timeline

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs

    Bureau of Indian Affairs
    Also known as the BIA, is an agency in the federal government of the United States. It is responsible for the administration and management of 55700000 acres of land owned by the United States for Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives.
  • Geronmio

    Was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and Texas for their expansion into Apache tribal lands during the Apache Wars.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Allowed the President to negioate with tribes for their removal to their reservations.
  • Pratt Boarding School

    Pratt Boarding School
    Pratt was the oldest of three sons, he also got small pox when he was younger, him and his family moved to california for the Gold Rush. Pratt enlisted in the Civil war for a 3 month term.
  • Indian Appropriations Act

    Indian Appropriations Act
    This act collected funds to send indians to reservations that were protected by the government.
  • Comstock Lode

    Comstock Lode
    Lode of silver ore located under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    They were several U.S federal laws that gave an applicant ownership of land, for almost no cost. It usually cosisted of about 160 acres.
  • Battle of Apache Pass

    Battle of Apache Pass
    It was fought at the Apache Pass in Arizona,it was between Apache warriors and the Union volunteers
  • Cheyenne Uprising

    Cheyenne Uprising
    Also known as the Colorado War.They fought against white settlers and the militia in Colorado and other regions. They fought over the North American plains.
  • Red Cloud's War

    Red Cloud's War
    It is also known as the Bozeman War. It was a conflict between Latoka, Arapacho, and Cheyenne groups. They fought over control of the Powder river.
  • Little Crow War

    Little Crow War
    He agreed to a treaty in which he had to move his tribe to a reservation near the Minnesota River in exchange for goods and other rights.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    Also known as the Massacre of Cheyenne Indians 700 men from Colorado Territory militia attacked a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho inhabited in southeastern Colorado Territory.
  • Fetterman Massacre

    Fetterman Massacre
    It was a battle during Red Cloud's War between the Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho Indians and the United States army. 81 men were killed by the Indians. This was known as the worst military disaster.
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Treaty of Fort Laramie
    Also known as the Treaty of Sioux, it was an agreement between the United States, Oglala, Miniconjou, and groups of Lakota people. It guaranted Lakota ownership of the Black Hills, and hunting rights.
  • Trans- RailRoad

    Trans- RailRoad
    It was first known as the Pacfic Railroad, later it was called the Overland Route. It was 1907 miles long, starting in San Francisco Bay to Iowa. It was built by three companies in Oakland, Sacromento, and Utah.
  • Camp Grant Massacre

    Camp Grant Massacre
    It was an attack on Pinal and Aravaipa Apaches. This led to a series of battles fought between America, the Apache, and Yavapai allies.
  • The Lakota War

    The Lakota War
    Also known as the Black Hills War. This included the Cheyenne and Sioux indians. Setteler started exploring the indians land for gold causing an issue.
  • Great Sioux War

    Great Sioux War
    It was also known as the Black Hills War. It was a series of battles and negotiations involving the Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne.
  • Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Battle of the Little Bighorn
    Also known as Battle of the Greasy Grass or Custer's Last Stand, Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, fought against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. This was known as the greatest action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
  • Desert Land Act

    Desert Land Act
    It was used to encourage and promote the economic development of public land. Later they set a limit. The allowed purchase for settlers was between 160 acres to 640 acres.
  • Nez Perce War

    Nez Perce War
    This formed from the refusal of several groups of the Nez Perce and "non-treaty Indians", to give up their land in the Northwest and move to an Indian reservation in Idaho
  • Battle of Lincoln

    Battle of Lincoln
    It was a five-day-long firefight that was the largest armed battle of Lincoln County War.
  • A Century of Dishonor

    A Century of Dishonor
    This was wrtitten by Helen Hunt Jackson. She wrote this to make an attempt to change the governments ideas about Native Aericans. She sent a copy to every member in Congress.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act was adopted by congress, it authorized the president to divide the tibes land into sections. If the Indians accepted this they would be granted with citizenship.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    The 7th Cavalry Regiment led by Colonel James W. Forsythtroops went into the camp to disarm the Lakota. More than 200 men, women, and children of the Lakota had been killed, 51 were injuried.
  • Forest Reserve Act

    Forest Reserve Act
    This law allowed the President to set aside forest reserves from the land in the public. This was created by Teddy Rosevelt. In 1907 a law was passed limiting the Presidents right to this.
  • Turner Thesis

    Turner Thesis
    He stressed the process the moving frontier line and the impact it had on pioneers, also he stressed egalitarianism which is a lack of interest in high culture, and violence.
  • Dead Mans hand

    Dead Mans hand
    a two-pair poker hand consisting of the black aces and black eights
  • Carey Act

    Carey Act
    It also known as the Federal Desert Land Act. It allowed private companies in the U.S. to erect irrigation systems in the western semi arid states, and profit from the sales of water
  • Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill
    William Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. When he was 11 he started working, right after his fathers death. When he was 14 he became a rider at "Pony Express". He fought in the Civil War for the last two years of it.
  • Cattale Drives

    Cattale Drives
    The process of moving a herd of cattle from one place to another by cowboys on horses.