1590 – Born near present Bristol, Rhode Island. Wampanoag Indian chief who throughout his life maintained peaceful relations with English settlers in the area of the Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. 1621 – Several months after the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth—Massasoit journeyed to the colony with his colleague Samoset, who had already made friendly overtures ..
1829 – Born on June 16th in No-Doyohn Canyon, Mexico. A Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people’s defense of their homeland against the military might of the United States. – His Indian name was Goyathlay (“One Who Yawns”). 1846 – Geronimo continued the tradition of his ancestors from ..
1842 – Tasunko Witko was born in Rapid Creek, South Dakota. 1850-1860 – His reputation as a warrior grew, as did his fame among the Lakota. Little written record exists because the Lakota were oral historians and had no written language. 1865 – Became the leader in his people’s defiance of U.S. plans ..
1767 – Born in Sauk Sautenuk, Virginia Colony. The leader of a faction of Sauk and Fox Indians. 1804 – Black Hawk contested the disposition of 50 million acres (20 million hectares) of territory that had supposedly been granted to the United States by tribal spokesmen. 1812 – Black Hawk joined the British in a ..