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January 10, 2004 - Issue 104


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This Date In
North American Indian History


from On This Date in North American Indian History at


Jan. 10, 1786:

The CHICKASAW agree to return all prisoners they hold. The tribe recognizes the sovereignty of the United States, and no others. New tribal land boundary lines are established. No U.S. citizens are allowed to live on CHICKASAW lands, without CHICKASAW approval. Only the U.S. is allowed to regulate trade with the tribe. Signed at Hopewell River by three indians: Piomingo, Mingatushka, and Latopoia.

Jan. 11, 1972:

Reverend Harold S. Jones, a SIOUX from South Dakota, will become the first American Indian to be made a bishop in the Episcopal Church.

Jan. 12, 1971:

The N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense Fund, Inc. Today alleges federal funds for Indian education are going to "every conceivable school need except aiding the 177,000 Indian children in public schools." Their study indicates federal money is going to white schools, or to lower white taxes.

Little Wolf (standing) and Dull Knife (sitting) were the war leaders of the northern Cheyenne. When the southern Cheyenne surrendered in 1875, the government concentrated on uniting the two Indian tribes, primarily because gold was discovered in the northern Cheyenne area of the Black Hills in North Dakota. But Little Wolf and Dull Knife proved difficult to capture, even during the massive government retaliation for Little Bighorn. Ultimately, they surrendered in 1877. The soldiers forced them to march from North Dakota south to Indian Territory (what is now Oklahoma). Though Little Wolf and Dull Knife escaped during the march, in 1879 they finally turned themselves in.

Jan. 13, 1879:

After Dull Knife's CHEYENNE have escaped from Fort Robinson, in northwestern Nebraska, they are pursued by the Army. Today they will skirmish twice with Lt. James Simpson, and elements of the 3rd cavalry, near the Hat Creek road. One soldier is killed, and another is wounded, during the fighting.

Jan. 14, 1893:

Through the 17th, the Hawaiian royalty have significant conflicts.

Jan. 15, 1838:

Ransom Gillet, and IROQUOIS Indians will sign a treaty today. The IROQUOIS will give up their lands in New York, and Wisconsin. They will be given 5 years to move to lands in Kansas. The ONEIDAs will not move to the new lands.

Captain Jack, California Indian (N.24776) circa 1864
George Wharton James Collection

Jan. 16, 1873:

225 regular Army soldiers and 104 California and Oregon militia approach the lava beds. They visibly set up around Captain Jack's position in hopes that the MODOCs will not fight in the face of obviously superior forces. The MODOCs consider surrender, but only a few wish to do so, so all stay.

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, 1958:

The LUMBEE break up a KKK meeting and make national headlines.

Menominee Reservation Map

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.

Jan. 22, 1599:

The Spanish attack the ACOMA PUEBLO.

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.

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