Government Policy Towards Native Americans in the 19th Century

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Battle of Tippecanoe

November 11, 1811

Bureau of Indian Affairs Established

1824

Removal Act

1830

Cherokee Nation v. GA

1831

Worcester v. GA

1832

Indian Intercourse Act

1834

The Trail of Tears

1835

Seminole War

1835 - 1842

The CA Gold Rush

1848 - 1864

The CA Gold Rush made many Americans move West where the gold AND NAM were.

A Concentration Policy Begins

1851

Homestead Act of 1862

1862

The US government pays for whoever wanted to move out west.

Sand Creek Massacre

November 1864

The Indian Peace Commission

1867

Battle of Little Bighorn

1876

The Dawes Act of 1887

1887 - 1934

Battle at Wounded Knee

December 29, 1890