Timeline: Native America

  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    Colorado militia killed 163 Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians causing the natives to create pacts against the US
  • Red River War

    Red River War
    US calvary fought with remaining Comanche wariors for their land throughout the Texas panhandle. All 200 Comanches were killed and the US had minimal Causalities.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tripes where sick of the US taking land and the 7th calvary underestimated their numbers causing them 268 deaths and 55 wounded. This was a huge moral boost for the natives.
  • Nez Perce War

    Nez Perce War
    Americans found gold and good land for cattle in the area of the Nez Perce tribe. A war for land ensued, costing the natives 200 men and forcing the to relocate to a reservation
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    US army went to disarm the Lakota before they went to a reservation, but shots were fired. US troops were supported by 4 Hotchkiss guns. (first "automatic" firearm) 150 Lakota natives died, and 25 us troops were lost.