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Wyoming History Timeline

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Robert Stuart pioneers the Oregon Trail across the state
Statehood: Wyoming was admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890
Constitution: 44th State to be admitted to the Union
State Motto - "Equal Rights".

Wyoming History Timeline

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There were many Native Indians of Wyoming including Arapaho, Bannock, Cheyenne, Comanche, Crow, Dakota, Kiowa, Pawnee, Shoshoni and the Ute tribes



Francois and Louis Verendrye are the first white men to sight Wyoming



1756 - 1763: The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba.



1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America. The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washingtonled the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence)



July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence



July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces



September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain



The Louisiana Purchase - In 1803, the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France. The U.S. Secretary of State, James Madison paid 15 million dollars for the land



Lewis and Clark reach the area - Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770- 1838). Female Shoshone Indian guide Sacajawea (1788-1812) acted as interpreter and negotiator



General James Wilkinson is appointed governor of the region including Wyoming



John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition explores the Rocky Mountains



Ezekiel Williams heads trapping party into Wyoming



Wilson Price Hunt's party cross Wyoming on its way to Oregon



Robert Stuart pioneers the Oregon Trail across Wyoming



1812 - 1815 - The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence



1822-1829: William H Ashley exploration and the discovery of a central route to the Pacific sends trappers to northern Utah who answered an advertisement in the St. Louis Gazette and Public Advertiser in the winter of 1822: "Enterprising Young ascend the Missouri to its source, there to be employed for one, two, or three years."



1822-1829: Amongst those to respond were Jim Beckwourth, Tom Fitzpatrick, David Jackson, Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger and Jedediah Smith



Jedediah Smith (1799-1831) and Jim Bridger ( Old Gabe 1804-1881) leadexpeditions to California and Nevada



1854-1890 The Sioux Wars - The Sioux under Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse resisted waves of settlers and prospectors, to keep their hunting grounds.



John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War.



1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln,a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



Statehood - The Date that Wyoming was admitted to the Union - July 10, 1890. Constitution - Wyoming was the 44th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Equal Rights ".



1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.

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Origin of the State name - Named after a tribe of the Creek Indian nation.

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