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The Zuni resist a conquistador but retreat from Spanish guns
The Spanish conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado seeks the “Seven Cities of Gold.” At Hawikuh, ...
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 ...
‘Longest Walk’ draws attention to American Indian concerns
Several hundred American Indian activists and supporters march for five months from San Francisco to ...