Land Rush of 1889
I was looking at the timeline of my Pawnee ancestors, after they arrived in Oklahoma. The Historical Event on their timeline regarding the Land Rush of 1889 is completely from the White point of view. The Pawnee people (and all other tribes) had land taken from them by the US government in the Dawes Allotment Act of 1887. The "newly available two million acres" (as quoted in the Historical Event) was tribal land that was taken away from them (in spite of the treaties signed) as they were forced onto ever smaller reservations. A more complete picture of this land rush is needed here. For Native peoples especially, this was not an appropriate, or even completely correct, viewpoint on my ancestors' timeline.