1907 - Charles Curtis becomes the 1st Native American senator
1912 - Jim Thorpe wins two golden medals at the Olympics
1924 - Congress passes the Indian Citizenship Act
1929 - Charles Curtis serves as the first Native American Vice President
1968 - The Indian Civil Rights Act is signed into law, granting Native American tribes many of the benefits included in the Bill of Rights.
2021 - Representative Deb Haaland is confirmed as secretary of the Interior, making her the first Native American to lead a cabinet agency.