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August 9, 2003 - Issue 93


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This Date In
North American Indian History


from On This Date in North American Indian History at


August 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.

August 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 August 11th.

August 11, 1802:

Tecumseh has predicted an earthquake. It happen and becomes known as the "New Madrid Earthquake."

Mission San Diego de Alcala
First of the 21 missions and known as the Mother of the Missions, Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded on July 16, 1769 by Blessed Junipero Serra. It was designated as a Minor Basilica in 1976 by Pope Paul VI. The Mission today is an active Catholic Parish in the Diocese of San Diego.

August 12, 1769:

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

August 13, 1645:

For several years, the Dutch, and the local Indian tribes near New Amsterdam and Pavonia, have been fighting. Hackensack Chief Oratamin negotiates a peace between the warring parties. It is another ten years before another major conflict erupted.

August 14, 1806:

Lewis and Clark first reach a Minnetaree and Mandan village.

Friar Bartolomé de las Casas
Félix Parra, Friar Bartolomé de las Casas
1875 oil on canvas, Museo Nacional de Arte (Mexico City).

August 15, 1514:

Spanish Bishop Bartoleme de las Casas releases the Indians he holds as serfs in Hispaniola.

August 16, 1851:

One in a series of treaties with California Indians is signed at Reading's Ranch. The treaty is designed to reserve lands and to protect the Indians.

August 17, 1765:

Pontiac and the British sign a treaty

The map above shows the westward (outward) route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The inset map indicates the area of the Louisiana Territory, which the United States purchased in 1803.

August 18, 1804:

Lewis and Clark meet with the Ottos to discuss the war with the Maha.

August 19, 1854:

A Miniconjou Sioux, named High Forehead, kills a sickly cow near Fort Laramie, in southeastern Wyoming. The cow's owner complains to the fort's commander. A brash Brevet Second Lieutenant John L. Grattan, and thirty volunteers leave the fort to find the Sioux involved. Grattan goes to Conquering Bear's Brule Sioux camp near Ash Hollow, and demands the Indian who shot the cow. Grattan makes numerous threats to the Sioux, but they won't hand over High Forehead. During the parlay, a shot rings out, and Grattan's artillery gunners open fire on the camp. Conquering Bear tries to get both sides to stop shooting, but he is hit by an artillery round. Eventually, all but one of Grattan's men are killed in the fighting.

August 20, 1789:

An "Act Providing for the Expences Which May Attend Negotiations or Treaties with the Indian Tribes, and the Appointment of Commissioners for Managing the Same" is approved by the United States.

August 21, 1847:

The Pillager Band of Chippewa sign a treaty (9 stat. 908) at Leech Lake.

August 22, 1806:

Pike’s expedition has reached a village of the Little Osage near the forks of the Osage River in modern Missouri. He holds a council here with both the Grand and Little Osage. The Little Osage are lead by Tuttassuggy or "The Wind," and the Grand Osage by Cheveau Blanc, or White Hair.

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