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Their Manners Are Decorous and Praiseworthy

* Columbus discovers the Native Americans and calls them "Indios."

* Native Americans become known as Indians.

* Pattern of driving Indians off of their land begins almost immediately.

* A pattern of Indians trying to help the incoming whites begins with the Pilgrims.

* The Iroquios nations are scattered.

* Whites rely on land ownership and deeds for property, something Indians do not understand.

* Pontiac and Tecumseh fail to stop the advance of the whites.

* Indians are given all lands west of the Mississippi as a permanent land by Andrew Jackson.

* Cherokees are removed and led on the "Trail of Tears."

* The gold rush of 1849 moves more and more whites into Indian country.

* Manifest Destiny becomes the basis for government policy.

* The Civil War delays the final removal of the Indian nations.

The Long Walk of the Navahos

* The Navajos are cheated by the whites.

* Manuelito loses...

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