Native American

Odawa Chief Pontiac Meets with Gladwin | Zinn Education Project

July 31, 1763: Chief Pontiac Wins Battle of Bloody Run at Fort Detroit

The unified Native warriors, who fought with Odawa Chief Pontiac, defeated 250 British soldiers during their seige at Fort Detroit during Pontiac's War.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Imperialism, Native American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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June 23, 1968: The Poor People’s Campaign Ended

The permit for the Poor People's Campaign expired, ending the month long encampment.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Labor, Latinx, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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Trail of Tears 1839

March 26, 1839: End of The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears removed Cherokee Indians from their ancestral home in the Smoky Mountains to the Oklahoma Territory.
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity
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Pequot Massacre | Zinn Education Project

May 26, 1637: Pequot Massacre

Hundreds of Pequot villagers were massacred by the Puritans in Mystic, Connecticut.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764
Themes: Native American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Nov. 20, 1969: Alcatraz Occupation

Native Americans took over and held Alcatraz Island as Indian Land during the Alcatraz Occupation.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Native American
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Nov. 29, 1864: Sand Creek Massacre

A Colorado Cavalry unit, acting on orders from Colorado's governor and ignoring a white surrender flag flying just below a U.S. flag, brutally attacked Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: Native American
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Alaska Petition Aleut Women 1942

Oct. 10, 1942: Petition from Aleut Women

Aleut women from the Pribilof Islands Program wrote a petition about the dangerous internment camp conditions.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Native American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Palo Duro Amarillo | Zinn Education Project

Sept 28. 1874: Battle of Palo Duro Canyon

Encampments of Comanches, Kiowas, Kiowa Apaches, Cheyennes, and Arapahos were attacked by the U.S. military.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: Reconstruction, Imperialism, Native American
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