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Congress creates reservations to manage Native peoples
The U.S. Congress passes the Indian Appropriations Act, creating the reservation system. The government ...
First Ghost Dance movement seeks revival of cultures
The Ghost Dance is a Native spiritual movement of hope and renewal that originates with Wodziwob, a ...
U.S. subdivides reservation land; sells off surplus
Congress passes the General Allotment Act, better known as the Dawes Severalty Act, which divides reservations ...
Congress seeks to abolish tribes, relocate American Indians
Congress passes a resolution beginning a federal policy of termination, through which American Indian ...
‘Indians of All Tribes’ group occupies Alcatraz Island
A group of 78 Indians calling themselves Indians of All Tribes lands on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco ...
‘Longest Walk’ draws attention to American Indian concerns
Several hundred American Indian activists and supporters march for five months from San Francisco to ...