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  1. 1941
    Hawai‘i under martial law; U.S. military takes sacred lands
    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor at Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The United States declares war on Japan and enters World ...
  2. 1959
    Washington State challenges tribal treaty fishing rights
    Washington State authorities forcefully evict Puyallup, Nisqually, and other tribal subsistence fishermen ...
  3. 1953
    Congress seeks to abolish tribes, relocate American Indians
    Congress passes a resolution beginning a federal policy of termination, through which American Indian ...
  4. 1961
    Alaska Native organizations unify; call for federal recognition of rights
    Three regional Alaska Native organizations—the Alaska Native Brotherhood, the Dena Nena Henash, and ...
  5. 1966
    Alaska Federation of Natives established to speak with one voice
    A statewide conference of more than 400 Alaska Natives, representing several regional associations, ...