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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Reservation Era Begins 1850-1878

Once gold is found on Native lands, removal ideology evolves into forcing tribal nations onto reservations, on undesirable land with restricted freedoms and no rights. They are interned and live...Read More