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Alaska becomes U.S. Territory; Alaska Natives not consulted
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia on October 18. Alaska Natives, who lay claim to almost ...
General Mining Act gives rise to the taking of tribal lands
President Ulysses S. Grant signs the General Mining Act into law, allowing individuals and corporations ...
After Navy abuses, the U.S. establishes a government in Alaska
After the U.S. Navy, occupying the territory of Alaska, shells, loots, and burns three unarmed Tlingit ...
Alaska regions assigned to religious denominations
Dr. Sheldon Jackson, the head of the Presbyterian Mission in Alaska, is appointed U.S. General Agent ...
Indian Affairs Commissioner bans Native languages in schools
Commissioner of Indian Affairs J. D. C. Atkins first bans instruction in Native languages as well as ...
Indian boarding schools teach manual labor
Commissioner of Indian Affairs William A. Jones questions the potential of Indian students to compete ...
Overcrowding, poor ventilation contribute to deaths in boarding schools
Indian boarding schools are built hastily or adapted from existing barracks, and officials bring Native ...
Allotments take land from Alaska Native villages
In the Alaska Native Allotment Act, the U.S. Congress establishes strict regulations about which Alaska ...
Dollars allocated but promised health care remains distant
Congress appropriates $12,000 for a national health program for Native Americans. The government organizes ...
Despite quarantine, TB spreads in student populations
Faced with continuing high rates of tuberculosis among Native students in boarding schools, the Office ...