Published on June 22, 2013 by Casey
The history and the way of life of Alaska Indians was profoundly affected by newcomers to the area. The indigenous people had occupied the land thousands of years before the first European explorers arrived. The Europeans brought with them new ideas, customs, religions, weapons, transport (the horse and the wheel), livestock (cattle and sheep) and disease which profoundly affected the history of the Native Indians. The history of the State and of its Native American Indians is detailed in a simple History Timeline. This Alaska Indian History Timeline provides a list detailing dates of conflicts, wars and battles involving Alaska Indians and their history. We have also detailed major events in US history which impacted the history of the Alaska Indians.
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10,000 BC – Upper Paleolithic period – Asiatic groups crossed the Bering land bridge into western Alaska
1741 – Vitus Bering, a Dane working for the Russians, discovers mainland Alaska
1745 – The exploration of Alaska by the Russians begin
1763 – 1763-1766 – Conflict between Russian fur hunters and Alaskan Natives in which the Aleut destroy four Russian ships and kill 175 hunters.
1772 – Permanent Russian settlement established
1775 – 1775 – 1783 – The American Revolution.
1776 – July 4, 1776 – United States Declaration of Independence
1778 – Captain James Cook explores the Arctic Ocean searching for the Northwest Passage
1794 – First Russian Orthodox missionaries arrive at Kodiak from Russia to convert Alaskan Native Indians
1799 – Russia claims Alaska
1804 – Battle of Sitka, a major conflict between European and Alaska Natives.
1805 – Tlingit attack and destroy the Russian post at New Russia
1812 – 1812 – 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America’s Independence
1830 – Indian Removal Act
1832 – Department of Indian Affairs established
1835 – United States and England obtain trading privileges in Alaska
1835 – 1835-1839 Smallpox, measles, chicken pox, and whooping-cough epidemics reduce the Alaskan Native Indian population
1838 – The British Hudson’s Bay Company leases the Southeast Alaska mainland from the Russians
1851 – The Nulato Massacre – The Kokukuk River people massacred a large part of the population of Nulato due to a trade dispute
1861 – 1861 – 1865: The American Civil War.
1862 – U.S. Congress passes Homestead Act opening the Great Plains to settlers
1865 – The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy
1867 – The sale of Alaska by Russia to the United States for for $7.2 million
1887 – Dawes General Allotment Act passed by Congress leads to the break up of the large Indian Reservations and the sale of Indian lands to white settlers
1890 – Alaskan gold rush results in miners and settlers moving to Alaska. Reindeer herds are imported into Alaska
1969 – All Indians declared citizens of U.S.
1979 – American Indian Religious Freedom Act was passed