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November 1, 2003 - Issue 99


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This Date In
North American Indian History


from On This Date in North American Indian History at


Nov. 1, 1634:

Tensions in Massachusetts have been raised because Niantic Indians have killed a boat captain named John Stone. Rather than having a war, the Niantics, and their allies the Pequots, conclude a peace treaty with the Massachusetts government. Some sources say this treaty is signed on November 7, 1634.

Nov. 2, 1972:

500 Indians conclude the "Trail of Broken Treaties" march to Washington, D.C.. They seize part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building until the 8th.

Nov. 3, 1762:

As a part of the Treaty of Fountainbleau, Spain acquires all of French Louisiana west of the Mississippi River for helping France in the "Seven Years War," also called the "French and Indian War." Some sources report this happening on November 8th.

Will Rogers

Nov. 4, 1879:

Will Rogers, American humorist and a Cherokee, is born. He is perhaps best known for his often repeated comment: "I've never met a man I didn't like."

Nov. 5, 1768:

The Iroquois sell some land. According to many historians, the treaty signed at Fort Stanwix, near modern Rome, New York, causes such anguish among Indian tribes, it leads to Dunsmore's War. The treaty is signed at a meeting of several thousand Indians.

Nov. 6, 1868:

Four "Ogallalah Sioux," including Red Cloud, two "Brule Sioux," eighteen "Uncpapa Sioux," ten "Blackfeet Sioux," five "Cuthead Sioux," three "Two Kettle Sioux," four "Sans Arch Sioux," and seven "Santee Sioux" sign the Fort Laramie treaty (15 stat. 635).

Reproduction of the temple district of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán in the Anthropologi museum in Mexico City

Nov. 7, 1519:

According to some sources, Spaniards have their first view of Tenochtitlán (modern Mexico City).

Nov. 8, 1978:

The Area Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Vincent Little, ratifies a fourth amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Organization in Washington State.

Nov. 9, 1813:

General Ferdinand Claiborne is leading a large force of Mississippi recruits to fight the Creeks. They enter Choctaw lands, where they are received warmly. Many Choctaws, led by Chief Pushmataha, join Claiborne.

George Rogers Clark

Nov. 10, 1782:

George Rogers Clark, and 1000 troops, attack the Miami Indians along the Licking River in Kentucky. This expedition has a very adverse psychological effect on the Miamis.

Nov. 11, 1865:

Medicine Bottle and Little Shakopee, two of the leaders of the Santee Sioux uprising are executed at Pine Knob. They both had escaped to Canada, but officials there aided Americans in their kidnapping, and return to the United States.

Nov. 12, 1935:

An election to establish constitution for the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wok Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria is authorized by the Secretary of the Interior.

Nov. 13, 1833:

Just before sunrise, there is a phenomenal meteor shower, which is seen all over North America. This event is recorded on Kiowa picture calendars as the most significant event of the year.

Nov. 14, 1851:

Lieutenant Colonel J.J. Abercrombie and members of the Fifth Infantry begin the construction of Fort Phantom Hill, north of Abilene, Texas. The fort is often visited by the local Comanches, Lipan-Apaches, Kiowas and Kickapoos. This event is recorded on Kiowa picture calendars as the most significant event of the year.

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