Canku Ota


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January 13, 2001 - Issue 27



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North American Indian History


from On This Date in North American Indian History at

Jan. 13, 1873: Captain Jack (Kintpuash or Keintpoos) and his MODOCs are hiding in the northeastern California lava beds. This day, his sentries spot an Army scouting party approaching their stronghold. The sentries send a few shots in the Army's direction. The scouting party withdraws.

Kintpuash (Captain Jack)

Jan. 14, 1971: The United States government will give an old Army base, in Davis California, to a group of Indians who had occupied the one square mile site in 1970.
Jan. 15, 1808: Today, the Dinsmoor-Robertson treaty with the CHOCTAWs, which would give up almost five million acres of land along the Florida border is finally brought to the Senate today by President Jefferson. The treaty had originally been negotiated in 1805.
Jan. 16, 1896: The State of Iowa passes a SAC and FOX tax law.
Jan. 17, 1863: Mangas Colorado (Red Sleeves) was camped near the Mimbres River when he was sent a message from California volunteers Captain Edmond Shirland requesting a truce and a parley. Against the advise of his APACHE followers, Mangas agrees to a meeting. Mangas enters the soldiers' camp, near present day Silver City, in southwestern New Mexico, under a white flag, but he is seized immediately. He will be transferred to old Fort McLane, in southwest New Mexico.
Jan. 18, 1983: Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals are given to his heirs.

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe

Jan. 19, 1974: According to report today from Bureau of Indian Affairs Commissioner Morris Thompson, the MENOMINEE tribe will now officially resume receiving federal services. The tribe had previously been terminated as a federally recognized entity in 1961.
Jan. 20, 1830: Red Jacket (Sagoyewatha) was a SENECA Chief born around 1779. While he was often called a coward in war, he was respected as a great speaker, and for his refusal to adopt white ways. Following the way of many before him, he would eventually become an alcoholic. He would die today.
Jan. 21, 1731: NATCHEZ Indians, led by Chief Farine, have built a fort in Louisiana near the Red River. Today, French and TUNICA forces, led by the governor of Louisiana Etienne de Perier, will attack the fort. The fighting will last for 3 days. While the NATCHEZ will kill many of the allied forces, they will be at a disadvantage because the French have a cannon. After 3 days of fighting, the NATCHEZ promise to surrender the next morning. Many of the NATCHEZ will escape during the night, including Chief Farine.

Emerald Mound National Historic Landmark, Tupelo, MS

Jan, 22, 1814: As a part of the "Red Stick" CREEK war, Georgia General John Floyd is leading 1,700 soldiers, and almost 400 Indian allies up the Calabee Valley near the Georgia-Alabama border. Today, his Army will be attacked by "Red Stick" CREEKs. The CREEKs will drive the army into the swamps. Lacking adaquate defences and knowledge of the area, Floyd will eventually return to Georgia.
Jan. 23, 1812: After Tecumseh visited the CREEKs, he told them to wait for a sign which would tell then it was time to begin their uprising against the Europeans. Tecumseh said he would stamp the ground and make every house in Tuckabatchee fall down. Today, the CREEK Nation will be shaken by an earthquake. Many of the younger braves will feel this is the awaited for sign. They will be cautioned by calmer heads to wait for a less ambiguous event.

Maidu ceremonial dress, circa 1870, in the Yankee Hill area near Oroville California

Jan. 24, 1848:

Jan. 24, 1955
Gold is found in a MAIDU village on the American River.

Ira Hayes dies
Jan. 25, 1968: The United States Indian Claims Commission, today, decrees that the MESCALERO APACHEs of New Mexico should receive $8,500,000 for lands taken from them in the 1800s. The MESCALEROs refuse the largesse because, by law, they cannot share the money with the LIPAN, and CHIRICAHUA APACHEs. A future ruling would allow this.
Jan. 26, 1982: The SIOUX sue the Black Hills Mining Company.

 Bear Butte
Bear Butte, SD

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