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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Boarding School and Land Allotment Eras 1879-1933

By the 1880s, all eastern Indian nations have been moved to reservations, where they are systematically excluded from the American economy and political system. Traditional practices and ceremonies are outlawed....Read More