Indian History Timeline

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This Indian Timeline provides history, facts and information about famous people, important events and key dates in chronological order. Discover the major events in the Indian history via this Native American timeline.

Important dates in a fast date order format providing the sequence of important past events, which were of considerable significance to the Native American Indians, via the Native American Timeline.

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Indian History Timeline
The Indian Timeline begins with the ancient cultures of the Native Americans. The Native American Timeline then details the impact of the European colonists and settlers, the main Indian Wars. The Indian Timeline ends with the removal of the Native Americans from their homelands to the Indian reservations.

The Tribe Location Map provides an instant overview of the Indian tribes in the early 1800's. The Native American Indians are defined by their culture groups according to their location which influenced their lifestyle due to the environment and climate in different parts of North America. Discover the information and facts about the history of the Indians via this Native American Timeline - simple to read with fast facts about the history of the Native Indians. For additional facts refer to Native American History

 

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Indian Timeline - Stone Age to 1400's
Discover the information and facts about the history of the Indians via this Indian Timeline. This section of the Indian Timeline details key events and dates from the Pre-Historic Stone Age to the 1400's.

For a comprehensive History timeline regarding the early settlers and colonists refer to
Colonial America Time Period and the 13 Colonies Timeline

Indian Timeline - Stone Age to 1400's

Timeline

10,000BC: Paleo-Indian Era (Stone Age culture) the earliest human inhabitants of America who lived in caves and were Nomadic hunters of large game including the Great Mammoth and giant bison

9000BC: Clovis Culture (named after artefacts found at Clovis, New Mexico. These people used a distinctive type of fluted arrow point

7500BC: Folsom Culture (named after artefacts found at Folsom, New Mexico. These people used flint arrow point in the shape of a leaf)

7500BC: Eastern Woodland Culture of Fisher Hunters begins. Permanent houses and farming

7000 BC: Archaic Period in which people built basic shelters and made stone weapons and stone tools

4000BC: Old Copper culture begins in the Great Lakes region in which native copper was utilized to produce a wide variety of tools axes, adzes, arrow head points, knives, fishhooks and harpoons

2500 BC: Gulf Formational Period with development of ceramics and pottery

2000BC: Pecos Culture begins with changes in architecture, art and pottery for the people who lived in a semi-arid environment

1100BC: Anasazi build cliff cities at Mesa Verde, Colorado

1700BC: Mound Builders culture, a feature of many Woodland tribes

1000AD: Woodland Period including the Adena culture (mounds, a burial complex and ceremonial system. The Adena lived in a variety of locations, including: Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and parts of Pennsylvania and New York.) and Hopewell cultures

1000AD: Woodland Period including the Hopewell cultures established along rivers in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States which included trade exchange systems and burial systems

1000: Mississippian Culture established. This was the last of the mound-building cultures of North America in Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern United States

c1450: Iroquois Confederacy creates a constitution. The tribes of the Iroquois League include the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca

1492: Christopher Columbus discovers America

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Indian Timeline - Stone Age to 1400's

Indian Timeline - Indian Tribes
Discover the information and facts about the history of the Indians via this Indian Timeline. This section of the Indian Timeline details key events and dates in the 1500's.

Indian Timeline - 1500's

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1500: The Europeans brought diseases such as typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, smallpox, measles, whooping cough and influenza to the indigenous population. Their numbers fell from eighty million to under one million in less than five hundred years

1513: Alonzo de Pineda explores gulf Coast of America (Florida area) and encounters Calusan Indians

1524: Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Bay

1528: Panfilo de Narvaez explores Florida
Alvar Cabeza de Vaca explores Texas, Arizona and New Mexico

1534: Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River

1539: Hernando de Soto explores the Southeast of North America which leads to the Napituca Massacre.

1540: Francisco Vázquez de Coronado explores Southwestern North America and Mexico fighting the Choctaw tribe and defeating the Zuni Pueblo Indians.

1541: Francisco Vásquez de Coronado explores Kansas and New Mexico leading to the Tiguex War

1542: Cabrillo explores and discovers the Californian coastal area

1559: Tristan de Luna explores North America

1563: Francisco de Ibarra explores New Mexico

1576: English explorer Sir Martin Frobisher explores Baffin Bay and the Hudson Strait

1584: English explorers Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe (both in the service of Sir Walter Raleigh) explore the coast of North Carolina

1585: Sir Walter Raleigh reaches Roanoke Island and establishes the Virginia colony of Roanoke Island

1598: Juan de Archuleta explores Colorado

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Indian Timeline - 1500's

Indian Timeline - Indian Tribes
Discover the information and facts about the history of the Indians via this Indian Timeline. This section of the Indian Timeline details key events and dates in the 1600's.

Indian Timeline - 1600's

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1607: Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown

1609: The Jamestown Colonists endure the 'Starving Time'

1609: Henry Hudson explores North eastern North America including the Hudson River

1620: Pocahontas marries John Rolfe

1620: The Mayflower and the Pilgrim Fathers arrived at Plymouth to found first colony in New England

1622: First Indian uprising in an English colony (Virginia).1622-1624 The Powhatan Confederacy in Virginia between colonists and Indians - refer to Powhatan

1637: The First Reservations were established by Puritans near New Haven, Connecticut

1638: The Pequot War

1640: 1640 - 1701 - The Beaver Wars

1655: 1655 - The Peach Tree War

1675: 1675 - 1677 King Philip's War

1680: 1680-1692: The Pueblo Revolt

1688: 1688 - 1763 The French and Indian Wars between France and Great Britain and their respective Indian allies

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Indian Timeline - 1600's

Indian Timeline - Indian Tribes
Discover the information and facts about the history of the Indians via this Indian Timeline. This section of the Indian Timeline details key events and dates in the 1700's. Between 1787 and 1868, 371 treaties were signed between the U.S. and American Indian Tribes.

Indian Timeline - 1700's

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1700: The Indian Horse culture leads to the migration of many Woodland tribes to the Great Plains. The tribes include the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Sioux and Comanche

1711: Fox Wars 1701-1742: First Fox War (1712–1716) and the Second Fox War (1728–1733).

1712: 1711-1715: The Tuscarora War led by King Hancock

1729: 1729 Following the Natchez Wars of 1716, 1722 and 1723 the Natchez Rebellion (1729–1731) when Natchez Indians massacre 250 people at Fort Rosalie. 

1715: The Yamasee War against the white settlements in South Carolina

1736: The Chickasaw Wars (1736, 1739 and 1752) were fought between the Chickasaw allied with the British against the French and their allies the Choctaws and Illini.

1754: 1754 - 1763: The French Indian War (1754-1763) is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up Florida to the British.

1763: Treaty of Paris ends French and Indian War (1754-1763)

1764: Pontiac's Rebellion against the Britishin the Ohio River Valley

1774: December 16: The Boston Tea Party

1775: Lord Dunmore's War in Southern Ohio

1776: Chickamauga Wars (1776–1794)

1785: Northwest Indian War (1785–1795) in Indiana and Ohio.

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Indian Timeline - 1700's

Indian Timeline - Indian Tribes
Discover the information and facts about the history of the Indians via this Indian Timeline. This section of the Indian Timeline details key events and dates in the 1800's. Between 1787 and 1868, 371 treaties were signed between the U.S. and American Indian Tribes.

Indian Timeline - 1800's

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1803: Louisiana Purchase

1803: (1803–1806) Lewis and Clark Expedition

1811: (1811–1813) Tecumseh's War and the Battle of Tippecanoe - Tecumseh

1811: Creek War (1813–1814) erupted in Alabama and Georgia

1813: Peoria War (1813)

1812: War of 1812 begins

1817: First Seminole War (1817–1818)

1827: Cherokee tribe form their own republic

1827: Winnebago War (1827)

1830: Indian Removal Act

1832: Black Hawk War occurred in Northern Illinois and Southwestern Wisconsin - see Black Hawk

Department of Indian Affairs was established

1835: Creek Alabama Uprising (1835–1837)

1835: Second Seminole War (1835–1842) in the Florida everglade area. Under Chief Osceola

1837: Osage Indian War (1837) with the Osage Indians in Missouri

1838: The Cherokee were the last of the Five Civilised Tribes (Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Seminal and Chickasaw) to take the enforced march on the tragic Trail of Tears

1849: 1846 - 1863 The Navajo conflicts in New Mexico and Arizona

1851: Fort Laramie Treaty

1854: 1854 - 1890 The Sioux Wars, aka Plains Indians Wars, in South Dakota, Minnesota and Wyoming led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull

1855: 1855 - 1856 Rogue River War in Oregon

1855: Third Seminole War (1855–1858) in Florida

1861: American Civil War (1861 - 1865)

1862: U.S. Congress passes Homestead Act opening the Great Plains to settlers
Minnesota uprising

1861: 1861 - 1900 Apache Wars in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas led by Geronimo and Cochise.

1865: 1865 - 1869 Building of Union Pacific Railroad brings settlers to the Great Plains

1865: 1865 1868 and in 1879: Ute Wars broke out in Utah due to Mormon settlers taking over their lands

1868: Red Cloud, Chief of the Sioux, defeats the U.S. army in battle

1872: 1872 - 1873 Modoc War in California and Oregon led by Captain Jack

1874: Red River War in Northern Texas

1876: Battle of the Rosebud in Montana. Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne under Crazy Horse cut off reinforcements intended to help Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

1877: Nez Perce War in Oregon, Montana and Idaho led by Chief Joseph

1879: Ponca Chief Standing Bear wins a case to become a U. S. citizen

1887: Dawes General Allotment Act passed by Congress leads to the break up of the large Indian Reservations and the sale of Indian lands to white settlers

1890: 1890 The Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota

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Indian Timeline - 1800's

Indian Timeline - Indian Tribes
Discover the information and facts about the history of the Indians via this Indian Timeline. This section of the Indian Timeline details key events and dates in the 1900's.

Indian Timeline - 1900's

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1907: Charles Curtis is the first American Indian elected to the U.S. Senate

1969: All Indians declared citizens of U.S.

1969: American Indian Movement (AIM)

1979: American Indian Religious Freedom Act was passed

Indian Timeline - 1900's

Indian Timeline
The Indian Timeline provides interesting facts and information about the indigenous population of North America beginning with the ancient cultures of the Native Americans. The Native American Timeline then provides basic facts and information on the impact of the Anglo-European colonists and white settlers and the main Indian Wars. The Indian Timeline ends with the removal of the Native Americans from their homelands to the Indian reservations, many of which are based in the present day State of Oklahoma.

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