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Native American Timeline

Timeline of Native American discrimination throughout American history.
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Dyadira Fajardo

on 14 December 2010

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Native Americans: The Rise Above It All Indian Commerce Clause of the Constitution is added. 1787 This clause is generally seen as the principal basis for the federal government's broad power over Indians.
1802 Federal law prohibits the sale of liquor to Indians. 1829 Creek Indians receive orders to relocate across the Mississippi River. On April 7, President Andrew Jackson submitted a bill to Congress calling for the removal of tribes in the east to lands west of the Mississippi. 1830 On May 28th, the Indian Removal Act was passed, and from 1830 to 1840 thousands of Native Americans were forcibly removed.
On July 23, Eastern Cherokees met in Red Clay, Tennessee to discuss President Jackson's proposals for their removal to Indian Territory. The proposal was rejected and the Cherokees refused to negotiate unless the federal government honored previous treaty promises.
1787 President Jackson sent federal troops to forcibly remove almost 16,000 Cherokee who had refused to move westward under the Treaty of New Echota (1835). This is also known as the Trial of Tears. 1838 1817-1818 Andrew Jackson invades Florida to punish the Seminole Indians.
1817-18 The United States gives contracts to Protestant missionary societies to operate Indian schools.
1865 Indians are denied the right to vote as a result of the 14th Amendment.
1868 Gold is discovered in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The miners ignore the treaties that protected Indian lands.
1874 Richard Pratt found the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania with the intent of assimilating Indians into white culture.
1878 US Supreme Court rules that an American Indian is by birth an "alien" and is thus dependent on the government. 1883 Indian children are forced to attend white schools. 1892-97 Dawes Commission established to settle the problems with the "Five Civilized Tribes" over the break up of the Indian land holdings. 1893 http://www.gradebook.org/The%20Native%20Americans%20and%20Government%20Interaction.htm http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-timeline.html http://www.mygovcost.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/We-the-People21-300x264.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/tomasutpen/album4/prohibition1925.jpg http://www.historycentral.com/Ant/indianrem.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/doodle44/Trail%20of%20Tears/the_trail_of_tears.jpg Bibliography
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