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Division of Indian Health elevated to bureau
Under President Lyndon Johnson’s administration there is a major reorganization of the Department of ...
President Johnson signs the Indian Civil Rights Act
President Lyndon Johnson calls for “termination” to be replaced by Indian “self-determination.” Congress ...
American Indian Movement advocates for urban Indian rights
A group of 200 Natives meet in Minneapolis to found the American Indian Movement, known as AIM. Growing ...
Government trains midwives for remote villages
Congress establishes the Alaska Community Health Aide Program to train health workers for remote villages ...
Oil found in Prudhoe Bay; Alaska Native claims delay pipeline
Atlantic Richfield Oil Company announces the discovery of enormous gas and petroleum reserves in Prudhoe ...
‘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 ...
Salmon sold for cash in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Commercial sale of salmon creates a cash economy in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region for the first time. ...
Termination era ends; self-determination proposed
In a Special Message to Congress on Indian Affairs, President Richard Nixon denounces the Eisenhower- ...
U.S. settles Alaska Native land claims
A century after acquiring Alaska from Russia, the U.S. moves to extinguish the claim of many hundred ...
Association of American Indian Physicians established
To improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives, 14 Native physicians organize the Association ...