1856 - Born in the Smith Valley area southeast of Carson City, Nevada.
1870 - He was taken in by David Wilson, who was a rancher in the Yerington, Nevada area.
- Wovoka gained a reputation as a powerful shaman early in adulthood as he was adept at magic tricks.
- One trick he often performed was being shot with a shotgun, which may have been similar to the bullet catch trick.
1889 - Wovoka claimed to have had a prophetic vision during the solar eclipse on the 1st of January.
- Founded Ghost Dance movement.
1932 - Died in Yerington on the 20th of September and is interred in the Paiute Cemetery in the town of Schurz, Nevada.
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