Native American War

Timeline created by ArkeriaWebb
In History
  • Kidnapping

    A group of Apache Native Americans attack and kidnap a white American (
  • Sandy Creek Massacre

    Sandy Creek Massacre
    650 Colorado volunteer forces attack Cheyenne and Arapho encampments along Sand Creek, killing more than 150 American Indians which would later become known as the Sandy Creek Massacre. (
  • Crazy Horse meets General Armstrong

    Crazy Horse meets General Armstrong
    Crazy Horse encounters General George Armstrong Custer for the first time. (
  • Gold Found in South Dakota

    Gold Found in South Dakota
    Gold discovered in South Dakota’s Black Hills drives U.S. troops to ignore a treaty and invade the territory. (
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    In the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” Lieutenant Colonel George Custer’s troops fight Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, Custer and his troops were defeated and killed, increasing tensions between Native Americans and white Americans. (
  • Nez Perce War

    Nez Perce War
    Nez Perce War in Oregon. After fighting against the Americans Chief Joseph led his tribe 1700 miles to Canada but were forced to to surrender near the border (
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act
    President Grover Cleveland signs the Dawes Act, giving the president the authority to divide up land allotted to Native Americans in reservations to individuals. (
  • Carlisle Indian Industrial School

    Carlisle Indian Industrial School
    The first students attend, the country’s first off-reservation boarding school. The school, created by Civil War veteran Richard Henry Pratt, is designed to assimilate Native American students. (
  • Sitting Bulls Death

    Sitting Bulls Death
    Sitting Bull is killed during a confrontation with Indian police in Grand River, South Dakota. (
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    U.S. Armed Forces surround Ghost Dancers led by Chief Big Foot near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, demanding the surrender of their weapons. An estimated 150 Native Americans are killed. (