History Timeline

Timeline created by sherbear1
In History
  • Indian Boarding School

    Indian Boarding School
    "The goal of these reformers was to use education as a tool to “assimilate” Indian tribes into the mainstream of the “American way of life,” a Protestant ideology of the mid-19th century. Indian people would be taught the importance of private property, material wealth and monogamous nuclear families. The reformers assumed that it was necessary to “civilize” Indian people, make them accept white men’s beliefs and value systems." (NativePartnership)
  • The Long Walk

    The Long Walk
    Most Navajo's were taken to Hweel'di, Fort Sumner, NM. A major turning point in Navajo history. Navajo's were able to return home in AZ, NM, UT, and CO in1868.
  • Original Treaty of Navajo Reservation

    Original Treaty of Navajo Reservation
    A small rectangle was given to Navajo's after the treaty of 1868.
  • BIA School System

    "...U.S. operated 60 schools for 6,200 Indian students, including reservation day schools and reservation boarding schools. The reservation day school had the advantage of being relatively inexpensive and caused the least opposition from parents. The reservation boarding school spent half a day teaching English and academics and half a day on industrial training. Regimentation was the order of the day and students spent endless hours marching to and from classes, meals and dormitories."
  • Navajo Nation Created

    Navajo Nation Created
    After many additions to the small rectangle, we get the Navajo reservation that covers the four corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada.
  • Wide Ruins Trading Post

    Wide Ruins Trading Post
    The trading post that was established in Kinteel (Wide House). Where many people traded goods and bought food.
  • Arizona Becomes a State

    Arizona establishes statehood,
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. He was shot and killed while he was traveling with his wife, Jacqueline.