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1848     Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo-ended war between US
             and Mexico and California was ceded to US



 1850    "An Act for the Government and Protection of Indians"
             provided for indenturing of vagrant Indians; became
             authorization for slave raiders. Partially repealed in 1863


 1851     Treaties-Redick McKee, representing U.S. Federal
              Government, made a proposed Treaty with Pomo Tribes,
              one of 18 treaties reserving certain lands for Tribes, if
              Tribes relinquished the rest of lands in California: in 1852
              public pressure from California led to treaties being rejected
              by Senate, Action Held in secrecy until 1905




 1851     Land Claims Act-all lands in California not claimed within 2
              years of the Act to pass into Public domain. Native
              Americans were not made aware of the need to present
              their claims; they generally believed the proposed treaty
              had secured their land.



 1858     Round Valley Reservation established






 1905     Homeless, Landless Indian Act-Following a census of Native American people in California, funds were provided to buy rancherias where needed



 1924      Indian Citizenship Act







 1927     Act authorizing the California Attorney General to bring suit
              against the US-gave Native Americans free legal service for
              land claims



 1932     Mendocino County School Board allows Native American
              children in public schools



1934     Wheeler Howard or Indian Reorganization

Act (IRA)-created to encourage tribes to organize
             themselves, make constitutions


 1934    Johnson-O'Malley Act-gave Secretary of Interior ability to
             contract with states to arrange medical attention. Distress
             relief, and social welfare for Native Americans



 1944    Court of Claims awarded $150 to each Native American in
             CA for losses from failure to ratify treaties of 1851


 1958    Rancheria Act (Termination) Rancheria lands were
             distributed to individual Native Americans and infrastructure
             promised(roads, water systems, sanitation.)






 1965    Voting Rights Act of 1965-guaranteed Native Americans right to vote


 1966    Pinoleville Rancheria Terminated





 1967    California Indian Legal Service established to help with land claims


 1983    Tillie Hardwick v. US-Class action case disputing Termination, resulted in Federal recognition of Pinoleville Tribe, restoration of original rancheria boundaries, creating Pinoleville Indian Reservation



 1993    Native American Free Exercise of Religion Act


 2003    BIA Reorganization of Pinoleville Pomo Nation


 2004    IRA Technical Amendment-recognizes tribes' rights to adopt governing documents by own processes





 2005    On 6/26/2005, Pinoleville Pomo Nation adopts Constitution


 2006    Pinoleville Pomo Nation Becomes a Self-Governance Tribe





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