New Mexico History Timeline

New Mexico History Timeline

New Mexico History Timeline
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Native Indians: Apache, Comanche, Jemez, Kiowa, Manso, Navaho, Pecos, Ute and Pueblo Indian tribes
Statehood: New Mexico was admitted to the Union on January 6, 1912
Constitution - New Mexico was the 47th State
"It grows as it goes."
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  1536Spanish conquistador Cabeza de Vaca reaches Culiacdn, Mexico 
  1540The Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1510-1554) explores the area from Gulf of California to present-day Kansas and discovers the Grand Canyon 
  1580Fray Augustin Rodriguez and Captain Francisco Sanchez Chamuscado travel up the Rio Grande  
  1582Fray Bernadino Beltran and Fray Antonio de Espejo travel to New Mexico 
  1598Juan de Onate 1595-1628 establishes the first Spanish capital of San Juan de los Caballeros 
  1599Battle at Aroma between Pueblo natives and Spaniards 
  1605Juan de Onate 1595-1628 leads expedition to the Colorado River  
  1626The Spanish Inquisition established in New Mexico 
  1680Pueblo Indian Revolt lead by Pope, a Pueblo Indian from the San Juan Pueblo 
  1600'sIn the late 1600's Navajos, Apaches, lies, and Comanches begin raids against Pueblo Indians 
  1696Second Pueblo Revolt - the Natives were defeated 
  17561756 - 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 
  1776Franciscan Fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante explore route from out New Mexico to California. 
  1786Juan Bautista de Anza ( 1736- 1788) makes peace with the Comanches. 
  1807Zebulon M. Pike (1779-1813), a native of New Jersey, leads first Anglo American expedition into New Mexico 
  1821Mexico declares independence from Spain 
  1821William Bucknell ( 1773 - ?) opens the Santa Fe Trail between Missouri and New Mexico 
  1828Gold discovered in the Ortiz Mountains  
  1835Las Vegas is the last Spanish colony established in North America 
  1841Texans invade New Mexico and claim all land east of the Rio Grande 
  1846Mexican-American War begins. Stephen Watts Kearny ( 1794 - 1848) annexes New Mexico to the United States 
  1848Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War 
  1850New Mexico (which included present-day Arizona, southern Colorado, southern Utah, and southern Nevada) is designated a territory but denied statehood 
  1854The Gadsden Purchase adds 45,000 square miles to the territory  
  1859John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War. 
  18611861 - 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. 
  1863Known as the "Long Walk," Navajos and Apaches are forced to walk more than 300 miles from north-eastern Arizona and north-western New Mexico to Bosque Redondo 
  1863New Mexico is partitioned in half. Territory of Arizona is created  
  1865The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy 
  18651865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery 
  1865The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy 
  1871William H. Bonney, aka Billy the Kid ( 1859-1881) kills his first man with a knife in Silver City at the age of 12 years old 
1878The railroad arrives in New Mexico
  1881Billy the Kid ( 1859-1881) is shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner 
  1886Apache chief Geronimo and his followers surrender to General Nelson A. Miles, thus ending Indian hostilities cease in the Southwest 
  18981898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines. 
  1908Pat Garrett is shot to death at the age of 57 in an argument with a rancher  
  1912Statehood - The Date that New Mexico was admitted to the Union - January 6, 1912. Constitution - New Mexico was the 47th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Crescit eundo " the State Motto is translated as " It grows as it goes" 
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