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February 9 , 2002 - Issue 55


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This Date In


North American Indian History


from On This Date in North American Indian History at

Feb. 9, 1813: Members of the Red Stick faction of the CREEK Indians, those against adopting European customs, are attacked by a Mississippi militia group at Burnt Cork creek, Mississippi Territory. The Red Sticks are transporting a wagon train loaded with ammunition they obtained from Spain.

Feb. 10, 1982: Today, the first Indian is appointed Director of the Indian Health Service.

Feb. 11, 1805: Sacajawea has baby boy today.

"Seminole Cowboy" by Enoch Kelly Haney
Tillicum Village features fresh salmon cooked on cedar stakes around an alder fire in the traditional Native American style. The Tillicum Village salmon received the "Best Entree" award at the Bite of Seattle.
Feb. 12, 1974: Native fishing rights are upheld in court today.

Feb. 13, 1879: According to Army reports, today Victorio, and 22 WARM SPRINGS APACHE Indians, surrender to Lt.Charles Merritt, of the 9th cavalry, today at Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. The APACHEs had been living in Mexico for years eluding the Army's attempts to move them to the San Carlos Reservation on September 2, 1877

Taos Pueblo
Petroglyph showing arrival of Spaniards on horses at Canyon De Chelly, Arizona, on Navajo Nation.

Feb. 14, 1931: Today Congress passes an Act (Public Number 667--71st Congress) which will authorize the President to establish the Canyon de Chelly National Monument in the NAVAJO Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona.

Feb. 15, 1831:

Today the United States Senate would pass a resolution asking President Jackson if he was going to live up to the Indian Trade and Intercourse Act passed on March 30, 1802. If he was not going to live up to this law, they wanted to know why. He would respond a week later.

Feb. 16, 1863: An Act (12 stat.l.652) today states that all treaties between the United States and the "SISSETON, WAHPATON, MEDAWAKANTON, and WAHPAKOOTA BANDS of SIOUX of Dakota are abrogated and annulled" as far as occupancy or obligations in Minnesota are concerned.

Feb. 17, 1909:

Geronimo (Goyathlay) dies at Ft.Sill, Oklahoma.

Feb. 18, 1837: General Ellis Wool, has been assigned the task of preventing the CHEROKEEs from revolting after the passage of the New Echota Treaty on December 29, 1835. General Wool will try to get the CHEROKEEs to acquiesce to the treaty, but to no avail. Today he will report that opposition to the treaty is so prevalent, that starving CHEROKEEs will not take help from the government for fear that would imply their consent to the treaty.

Feb. 19, 1968: Robert Kennedy is serving as Chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Indian education. Today at a hearing in Twin Oaks, Oklahoma, Kennedy states the opinion that cultural differences are a national resource, not a burden.

Then and Now by Aoudla Pudlat (Baker Lake)
White Mountain Apache Tribe
Fort Apache Reservation Map
Feb. 20, 1893: A Congressional Act modifies the White Mountain-San Carlos-Camp Apache Reserve, in western Arizona Territory. It will amended further on June 10, 1896. At its largest, it will comprise 2,866 square miles, and be occupied by ARIVAIPA, CHILLION, CHIRICAHUA, COYOTERO, MEMBRENO, MOGOLLON, MOHAVE, PINAL, SAN CARLOS, TONTO, and YUMA-APACHE tribes.

Feb. 21, 1911: Today, COMANCHE Chief Quanah Parker dies. He will eventually be buried at Fort Sill, in south-central Oklahoma. His headstone reads, "resting here until day breaks and darkness disappears is Quanah Parker, the last Chief of the COMANCHEs. Died Feb.21,1911, age 64 years."

Feb. 22, 1831: The state of Georgia has seized CHEROKEE lands in that state. CHEROKEE leaders have complained to many Federal government officials. On February 15th, the United States Senate officially asked President Andrew Jackson if he was going to live up to the Indian Trade and Intercourse Act passed in March, 1802. Today, President Jackson will respond to the Senate's inquiry. Unequivocally, Jackson states that he sides with the State of Georgia, and he will not enforce any law giving precedence to the CHEROKEEs over Georgia.

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