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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Indian New Deal, Tribal Termination, and Urban Relocation 1934-1967

Findings from the 1928 Meriam Report usher in reforms during a period known as the Indian New Deal (1934-1949). In 1934, Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), a reform...Read More