Pacific Railway Act
Federal legislation passed in 1862 authorizing the construction of a railroad and telegraph line across the country.
Federal Legislation that enabled citizend to aquire up to 160 acres of land by paying a filing fee, occupying the land for 5 years, and building a home and improvments.
1870. Surveyor Ehud Darling established the boundary of I. T. adding the panhandle at the North-South line called the Indian Meridian
Sand Creek Massacre
Cheyenne and Arapaho, over 550 people, were camping at Sand Creek. Colorado regiments attacked them killing 150 indians, mostly women and children.
Black troops in the 10th cavalry, name given to them by Native Americans
Medicine Lodge Treaty
1867. US and Native American tribes met at Medicine Lodge in Kansas. Treaty stated that indiands would potect white settlers in exchange for yearly food and clothes, also single tribe reservations.
Battle of The Washita
1868, George Custer took his troops to the camped Cheyenne in the Washita Hills and attacked the indians, he reported that 100 men, women, and children were killed, burned there food, clothes and lodges. 21 of his men died.
In charge of the Colorado regiment that attacked the Cheyenne in the Battle of the Wahsita.
Cheif of the Cheyenne, led his people in the Battle if The Washita.
Indian agent chosen at Ft. Sill for Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache tribes, 1869. Postion held intil 1873.
Goods that the Indians needed (Blankets, brown muslin, sattinet, calico, hosiery, needles, thread, men's suits, beads, tin cups, buther knives, iron kettles, frying pans, hoes, and small axes.)
Comanche leader. In the attack on the buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls in the Texas Panhandle in June 1874.
Leader of the cavalry that chased the indians in 1877.
These tribes call Oklahoma Home
These tribes maintain headquarters in Oklahoma.