History Timeline of the Indiana Indians

Published on June 17, 2013 by Casey

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State Map showing location of Indiana Indians
State Map showing location of Indiana Indians

History Timeline of the Indiana Indians

The history and the way of life of Indiana 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. For a comprehensive History timeline regarding the early settlers and colonists refer to the Colonial America Time Period. The history of the State and of its Native American Indians is detailed in a simple History Timeline. This Indiana Indian History Timeline provides a list detailing dates of conflicts, wars and battles involving Indiana Indians and their history. We have also detailed major events in US history which impacted the history of the Indiana Indians.

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1805 – Potawatomi and other chiefs signed treaties at Fort Wayne, Fort Industry (1805), and Grouseland (1805), ceding portions of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois
1815 – Treaty between the United States of America and the Wyandot, Delaware, Seneca, Shawanoe, Miami, Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatimie, Tribes of Indians, residing within the limits of the State of Ohio, and the Territories of Indiana and Michigan
10,000 B.C. – Paleo-Indian Era (Stone Age culture) the earliest human inhabitants of America who lived in caves and were Nomadic hunters of large game including the Great Mammoth.
1700 BC – Mound Builders culture, a feature of many Woodland tribes
1000 AD – Woodland period with permanent houses and farming
1300 – Mississippian culture period of Mound builders
1500 – Indiana was first explored by the French
1541 – Hernando de Soto (1500-1542) explores Indiana
1640 – 1640 – 1701 – The Beaver Wars, also known as the Iroquois Wars or the French and Iroquois Wars – see Iroquois Confederacy
1671 – Simon Daumont de Saint-Lusson declares the region for France
1679 – Rene-Robert Cavelier de La Salle explores Indiana
1689 – 1688 – 1763 The French and Indian Wars between France and Great Britain for lands in North America. The Iroquois Indians were allied to the French and the Algoquian speaking tribes were allied to the British. The French and Indian Wars was a generic names for a series of wars, battles and conflicts involving the French colonies in Canada and Louisiana and the 13 British colonies consisting of: King William’s War (1688-1699), Queen Anne’s War (1702-1713), King George’s War (1744 – 1748), French and Indian War aka the Seven Years War (1754-1763)
1747 – The Huron chief, King Nicolas, influenced by the British, attack the French Fort Miami
1752 – A smallpox plague strike the Indian population
1754 – 1754 – 1763: The French Indian War is won by Great Britain against the French so ending the series of conflicts known as the French and Indian Wars
1763 – Treaty of Paris
1775 – 1775 – 1783 – The American Revolution.
1776 – July 4, 1776 – United States Declaration of Independence
1777 – Indians encouraged by the British to attack the frontier Americans.
1785 – Northwest Indian War (1785–1795) in Indiana and Ohio, also known as Little Turtle’s war. The Americans suffered 2 humiliating defeats by the American Native Indians until they won the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794.
1785 – Northwest Indian War (1785–1795) in Indiana and Ohio. The Americans suffered 2 humiliating defeats by the American Native Indians until they won the Battle of Fallen Timbers
1803 – The United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars for the land
1811 – Tecumseh’s War – Battle of Tippecanoe (1811–1813)
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
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
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
1969 – All Indians declared citizens of U.S.
1979 – American Indian Religious Freedom Act was passed

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