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November 2, 2002 - Issue 73


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North American Indian History


from On This Date in North American Indian History at

Nov. 2, 1792: Mohegan Samson Occom dies in New Stockbridge, New York. A protégé of Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, Occom learns numerous foreign languages, become an ordained minister, be the first Indian to preach in England, minister to many Indian tribes, and be instrumental in the establishment of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Nov. 3, 1761: According to some records, a conference regarding land questions and the return of prisoners is held for the next ten days between representatives of the British in Pennsylvania and the Cayuga, Conoy, Delaware, Mahican, Nanticoke, Oneida and Onondaga Indians.

Nov. 4, 1813: 500 warriors of the White Stick faction of the Creeks gather in Coweta, across the river in Alabama from modern Columbus Georgia. With 200 Cherokee warriors, they make plans to attack a band of Red Stick Creeks, followers of Tecumseh, over 2,500 strong. The White Sticks are led by Tustunnuggee Thlucco and Tustunnuggee Hopoie.

Nova Virginia Map by John Smith, 1639
Nova Virginia Map by John Smith, 1639
Nov. 5, 1570: A Spanish colony expedition in sailing up the Chesapeake in Virginia, when they reach the area they will call Axaca somewhere near the Rappahannock. The local Indians will force the Spanish to abandon the effort.

Nov. 6, 1840: Hundreds of Comanches, led by Buffalo Hump, surround, and attack Victoria, Texas. In the next two days, fifteen settlers are killed in the fighting. The Comanches take several hundred head of livestock.

Nov. 7, 1670: Apache or Navajos attack the ancient Zuni Pueblo of Hawikuh. They burn the church, and kill the resident missionary.

Sunset at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge near Gulf Shores, Alabama
Sunset at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge near Gulf Shores, Alabama

Nov. 8, 1699:

The Tohome Indians live along the Gulf Coast in Alabama and Mississippi. In Biloxi, they formally establish peaceful relations with the French.

Nov. 9, 1814: The Treaty of Fort Jackson (7 stat.120) officially ends the Creek War. The Creeks, including those who fought with Andrew Jackson, are forced to cede 22,000,000 acres, almost half their lands, to the United States. Timpoochee Barnard, one of the Yuchi Indian allies of the Americans, is one of the signatories to the treaty of Fort Jackson. Fort Jackson, formerly Fort Toulouse, is in modern Wetumpka, Alabama.

Nov. 10, 1680:

The Pueblo Rebellion takes place in New Mexico under the leadership of a Tewa named Popé. Popé has arranged for an attack on as many of the Spanish missions as possible to all take place on the same day. Some sources say this happens on November 11th.

Nov. 11, 1802: Tecumseh has predicted an earthquake. It happen and becomes known as the "New Madrid Earthquake."

Nov. 12, 1769: Kumeyaay Indians fight with the Spaniards who have established the Mission San Diego de Alcala in what becomes San Diego, California.

A reconstruction drawing of the central precincts at Teotituacán (c. AD 500)
A reconstruction drawing of the central precincts at Teotituacán (c. AD 500)
Nov. 13, 1521: Montezuma’s nephew, and successor, Cuahtemoc surrenders to Cortés. His name is spelled Guatimozin in some sources.

Nov. 14, 1806: Lewis and Clark first reach a Minnetaree and Mandan village.

Nov. 15, 1749:

Maliseet chiefs ratify and agree to the treaty of December 15, 1725

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