Many years ago, as I was sharing about
Native American history, Cherokee history, American history, Church
history and my tribe's history, I came up with this simple timeline for
the purpose of illustrating how our understanding of history broadens
when we incorporate other views.
Names in BOLD are the names of hereditary chiefs of the Amonsoquath
Tribe of Cherokee. Please see below. Feel free to share. I
just ask that you give me credit.
AD 1540 - First
Cherokee encounter with a European. (DeSoto, Spaniard)
AD 1593 - 1618:
Chief Wahunsunacock or Powhatan.
AD 1607 - Jamestown was
AD 1611 - First Bible
available for the ‘common man’. - King James Version, England.
AD 1613 - Pocahontas
baptized in Christian faith by an Anglican minister, and given the name,
AD 1618 - 1645:
AD 1620 - Pilgrims land
at Plymouth Rock.
AD 1620 - First Indian
Residential Boarding School –
Quebec by the Recollets, Catholic.* - Canada
AD 1622 - First major
AD 1645 - 1696:
Unnamed Traitor To The Family
AD 1646 - The
Amonsoquath began their migration away from home lands.
AD 1696 - 1729:
Chief John Bolling
AD 1721 - First treaty
entered into by the Cherokees and England.
AD 1730 - 1760:
AD 1760 - 1765:
Sequoyah was born.
AD 1773 - First known
Cherokee convert to Christianity.
AD 1776 - Declaration
AD 1778 - First treaty
between the US and Indians
AD 1783 - 1819: The
AD 1789 - 1797 GEORGE
AD 1789 -
“Thanksgiving” declared a holiday. ( Revisions: 1863, 1939-1941 )
AD 1801 - First
Christian mission of the Cherokee Nation.
AD 1819 - 1842:
Chief John Wilson
AD 1821 - First written
language of the Cherokee Nation.
AD 1829 - 1837 ANDREW
AD 1830 - Removal Act
of 1830 .
Begins 10 year relocation including the 1838 ‘Trail of Tears’ march.
AD 1832 - Black Hawk
War ( Sauk and Fox )
AD 1837 - Painting of
the baptism of Pocahontas. Displayed 1840.
AD 1842 - 1858:
Chief Jordon Mashburn
AD 1854 - The Indian
Appropriation Act ( Establishing of Indian Reservations)
AD 1858 - 1876:
Chief Benjamin Mashburn
AD 1861 - 1865
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENCY
AD 1861 - Civil War
AD 1861 – First Indian
Res Boarding School in Mission, BC - Canada
( last to close June 30, 1984) *
AD 1861 - 1865 -
Pocahontas’ baptism featured on the 20 dollar bill.
AD 1865 - 1867 Black
Hawk War of Utah (Ute)
AD 1876 - 1941:
Chief Irving Mashburn
AD 1885 - Cherokee
Nation adopts the European “Thanksgiving Celebration”
AD 1886 - Statue of
Liberty (Inscription 1903)
AD 1924 - The Indian
AD 1931 – Canada Indian
44 Roman Catholic; 21 Anglican; 13 United; 2 Presbyterian *
AD 1941 - 1972:
Chief Joseph Mashburn
AD 1972 - Present:
Chief Martin Walking Bear Wilson.
AD 1978 - American
Indian Religious Freedom Act
AD 1990 - ( or 1992) -
Native American Languages Act.
AD 1990’s - The month
of “November” designated as
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Jeny's History Study References & Links -
These are links associated with the ongoing history study and intercessory
prayer points indexed on our main 'study' page. For those of you
following the study and prayers, I recommend you journey through the links.
Prayer Guide for Native American People and Those Serving in Native Ministry
A Facet of His Glory Reigns Ministry, including North America Indigenous
Peoples Prayer Shield
Cherokee Bible Project
First Nations Version Project