Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
September 9, 2000 - Issue 18

This Date In North American Indian History
from On This Date in North American Indian History at

Sept. 10, 1791: Start of forts in the Ohio Valley.
Sept. 11, 1609: Explorer Henry Hudson arrives at THE "Hudson" River.

Hudson's Ship Halve Maen

Sept. 12, 1862: Little Crow writes to Col.Sibley again. He says he has been treating his white prisoners kindly, and he wants to know how they can end the fighting. Sibley will only reply that not giving up the white captives is not the way to peace.
Sept. 13, 1759: The Battle of Quebec takes place today. The French lose.
Sept. 14, 1777: Spanish Governor Galvez issues an act today, in New Orleans. He orders the military, and Spanish subjects to "respect the rights of these Indians in the lands they occupy and to protect them in the possession thereof."

In a celebratory ivory plaque, Bernardo de Galvez protects
mother and children while the British Lion cowers at his feet.

This plaque was presented to Spanish Govenor Bernardo de Galvez,
by the Americans who were fleeing for their lives
during the War of Independence.

Sept. 15, 1830: Today, Secretary of War John Eaton, and John Coffee, arrive at Dancing Rabbit Creek to talk to the CHOCTAWs about selling their lands, and moving west. They will tell the CHOCTAWs that the Federal government cannot stop state laws that require them to move. They also tell the CHOCTAWs that if they resist, the white armies will outnumber them.
Sept. 16, 1893: Today, 100,000 people participated in the "run" for land in the recently purchased Cherokee strip of Indian Territory (Oklahoma). The CHEROKEEs were pressured into selling the land to the Federal Government.
Sept. 17, 1884: Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas, is dedicated today for educating Indian youth.

Sept. 18, 1864: Today, Confederate CHEROKEEs, led by Brigadier General Stand Watie, and other Confederate forces, will capture a Union wagon train in modern day Mayes County, Oklahoma. This supply shipment had ehough food and other goods for 2,000 soldiers and was valued at one and a half million dollars. This would be the last significant Civil War engagement in Indian Territory.
Sept. 19, 1737: Today is the start of the walking for the "Walking Purchase" from the DELAWARE. The walkers would be Solomon Jennings, Edward Marshall, and James Yates. The "walkers would barely stay below a run. By the next day at noon, Edward Marshall had covered 65 miles. Yates, who passed out from the exertion, would die three days later. Jennings gave up the first day and was sickly for the rest of his life. Many Indians complained than the "walk" did not live up to the spirit of the agreement.
Sept. 20, 1822: Red cloud is born today
Sept. 21, 1904: Chief Joseph (Hinmaton-yalatkit or Hein-mot too-ya-la-kekt) dies today.

Chief Joseph Painting

Sept. 22, 1784: Today, will mark the first "run-in" between a Russian settlement in Alaska and the local inhabitants.

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