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British colonists settle in Powhatan territory
More than 30 tribes and an estimated 20,000 Indians, including Mattaponi, Pamunkey, and Chickahominy ...
English Pilgrims settle on Wampanoag land
Pilgrims settle at what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod near the abandoned village ...
Violent settlers speed demise of northern California tribe
The Yana, a small tribe of about 1,900 living in the Sacramento River valley in northern California, ...
Native population plunges
In the U.S., Native population falls to an all-time low. The 1890 census records 237,196 Native people— ...
Heart disease, cancer replace infectious diseases as leading causes of death in Hawai‘i
Heart disease and cancer begin to replace tuberculosis, pneumonia, and gastrointestinal illnesses as ...
Mosquitoes arrive in Hawai‘i
European and American ships carry the first mosquitoes to Hawai‘i, where there are no blood-sucking ...