Ziibiwing Center Comparative Timeline

The Ziibiwing Center Comparative Timeline outlines major events in Anishinabek, U.S. and World History, as well as highlighting important Agents of Change over time.

Use this timeline on its own, or with our American Indian Boarding School Unit lessons that will be available soon on our website. Please see our List Version of events with footnotes for citations and credit to the sources we used in compiling our timeline (below & on our website at: http://www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing/planyourvisit/timeline/index.htm).

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions began in Detroit in 1934. Prior to this, the team was known as the Spartans, and was based out of Ohio.

The Chicago Fire

The Chicago Fire burns down much of the city and results in 250 deaths.

Civil War in Greece

Communist forces in the region took over much of Greece in 1946. The Greek civil war lasted from 1946-1949.

Waabinakii Confederacy

Many of the eastern North Atlantic peoples were allied in a great confederacy: the Waabinakii Confederacy. Waabinakii means “people from the daybreak land” in the Ojibwe language. All of the Algonquin-language-speaking tribes or nations were part of this great confederacy. It is the earliest recorded history of the Anishinabek.

3 Fires Confederacy

Sometime around 1200-1300 A.D. The Anishinabek formed the Three Fires Confederacy throughout what is now Michigan. The confederacy included the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi, and each member of the confederacy has their own special tasks and duties in the confederacy.

Gutenberg Printing Press

The Gutenberg Printing Press revolutionized the way that information was recorded and distributed. Books became accessible to more people. Because information was more easily distributed, science, art, and ideas in general were able to spread around the world much more quickly.

Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabeth Tudor became Queen of England in November of 1558, and ruled until her death in 1603.

Harvard is Founded

Harvard was founded through a vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the year 1636.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin franklin, lived, invented, and helped to found and lead the United States Government.

Establishment of the 13 Colonies

The thirteen colonies were founded in what would later become the United States of America. Jamestown (in Virginia Colony) began the founding of the colonies, while the Charter for the colony of Georgia allowed for the establishment of the 13th colony in 1732.

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