Native Americans in Washington

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Native Americans in Washington

Many white groups supported the act; however, indians had mixed feelings in the debate. Supporters believed the act can secure a long-standing political identity. Those who rejected the act worried about the loss of tribal sovereignty and citizenship.

Native Americans in Washington

By Jessica Bailes

Time Line


Yakima War (1855–1858)/ Walla Walla treay council

Homstead act offered land cheaply which attracted many settlers causing conflict to erupt between settlers and indian tribes. These conflicted forced tribes from their land

Congress decided to break up indian land and sell to settlers for profit. This left many indian tribes with out land and forced into small reservations

These rights include, but are not limited to, access of sacred sites, freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rights and use and possession of objects considered sacred.

Santee Sioux supported the act because he desired to integrate Native American society into the larger society, but also wanted to preserve Native American identity. Many were also afraid to trust the US government

October 5, 1855 a battle erupts between Yakama Chief Kamiakin and his tribe and Major Granville O. Haller’and his small group of soldiers


U.S. Congress passes Homestead Act opening the Great Plains to settlers


Dawes General Allotment Act passed by Congress leads to the break up of the large Indian Reservations and the sale of Indian lands to white settlers



All Indians declared citizens of U.S.

American Indian Religious Freedom Act was passed

Chief Kamiakin - Leader of Yakima indian tribe and was an instrumental person int the Walla Walla treaty council


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