The West Timeline Project

  • Bureau of Indian Affrairs

    Bureau of Indian Affrairs
    An agency of the federal government that is responsible for the land that was given to the Native Americans
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    It authorized the President of the U.S. to talk with the Indians about their move to federal lands for their homeland.
  • Fort Laramie Treaty

    Fort Laramie Treaty
    The treaty was betweem the U.S. and representitives of Indian tribes. It set territory claims among the tribes. Gave them $50,000 for 50 years
  • Little Crow's War

    Little Crow's War
    an armed conflict with the U.S. and many eastern branches of the sioux
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The purpose was to liberalize the homesteading requirements of the Preemption Act. One of the advocates for this was Andrew Johnson
  • Chyenne Uprising

    Chyenne Uprising
    The Cheyenne had agreed by the terms of the Fort Wise Treaty 1861 to move onto a reservation. However, the land was very hard to survive on. The Indians started to attack the railroads and steal food
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    700 men from the militia of Colorado attacked a peaceful village of the Chyenne and Arapaho. Killing many women and children. The territory is now a national park site
  • Red Cloud's War

    Red Cloud's War
    The war was over the control of the Powder River Country. The WY and MT territories against the Lakota's, Nothern Chyenne, and Arapaho
  • Cattle Drives

    Cowboys would move a herd from one place to another
  • Fetterman Massacre

    Fetterman Massacre
    A battle between groups of indians and soldiers of the U.S. Army. All 81 men of the army were killed by the indians
  • Pratt Boarding School

    A school for Indians. Pratt recrutied students and helped them get there too. This helped them learn the english language
  • Completion of Trans-Cont R.R.

    Completion of Trans-Cont R.R.
    This railroad was under construction for roughly 6 years. It was the first railroad to connect the east to the west. It was very helpful with shipping goods. This really kicked off the population boom in the west.
  • Indian Appropriations Act

    Indian groups would no longer be considered as a seperate nation
  • Camp Grant, AZ Apache massacre

    Camp Grant, AZ Apache massacre
    An attack on the Apache's who surrended to the United States Army at Camp Grant, Arizona.
  • The Lakota War

    The Lakota War
    a series of battles and negotiations involving Lakota Sioux and Northern Chyenne against the United States.
  • Great Sioux War

    Great Sioux War
    also known as the Black Hills war. U.S. against the Sioux and Nothern Chyenne
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    The U.S. 7th calvery against Lakota's, Chyennes and Arapaho's this was one of the Indians last chance to preserve their way of life.
  • "dead man's hand"

    "dead man's hand"
    Bill Hickock had a hand of 2 Ace's and 2 8's he was shot while playing.
  • Billy the Kid

    Billy the Kid
    he killed 21 men in the Linclon county war
  • Desert Land Act

    Desert Land Act
    It was passed by congress to promote the economic development of the arid and semiarid public lands of the western states
  • Capture of Nez Perce

    Capture of Nez Perce
    He was pursued by the U.S. Army whom with he had many battles with. The war ended eith a final five day battle.
  • Battle of Lincoln

    Battle of Lincoln
    open armed conflict in the Lincoln County War began with the murder of John Tunstall.
  • A Century of Dishonor by Helen Hunt Jackson

    A Century of Dishonor by Helen Hunt Jackson
    this book was written for the gov. to see and change their ways on handling Native Americans
  • Capture of Geronimo

    Capture of Geronimo
    He turned himslef into U.S. authorites as a prisoner of war. He was a prominent leader of the Apaches and fought against mexico and the U.S.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act of 1887 authorized the President of the U.S. to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into land for individual indians.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    On the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in SD. The Lakota's were escorted by the 7th calvery regiment near Wounded Knee Creek. One Lakota refused to give up his rifle. The scandle for the rifle esclated, and shots were fired. Many unarmed Lakota's were killed.
  • Forest Reserve Act

    Forest Reserve Act
    This law let's the Presdident se aside forest land from the public domain
  • Turner Thesis

    Turner Thesis
    An arugument by historian Fred Jackson that American Democracy was formed American Frontier.
  • Bill Cody's "WIld West Show"

    Bill Cody's  "WIld West Show"
    In 1893 Cody found this show which toured annualy. It was a circus type show. The show traveled the U.S. and Europe.
  • Carey Act

    Carey Act
    allowed private companies to make irrigation systems in the west