History Through a Native Lens

Explore this chronological timeline written by
Dr. Karina Walters, containing historically traumatic events, settler colonial policies, and Native resistance movements.

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Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument in Utah

Select an era to view events from that era, ordered from earliest to latest. Read more to dive into the details of each event.

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Tribal Independence Era Prior to 1491

Prior to 1491 and at the time of first contact with Europeans, tribal societies throughout the Americas and surrounding island nations were flourishing. Many of the tribal nations and, in...Read More