1861 – He was born this year at Richmond, Indiana. He was a notable anthropologist who lived for several years among the Cherokee.
1885 – He became connected with the Bureau of American Ethnology at Washington, D.C. He compiled a tribal list containing 3,000 titles.
1890 – His most notable work was his ethnographic study of the Ghost Dance, a widespread religious movement among various Native American culture groups that ended in this year with a bloody confrontation against the United States Army at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
1921 – He passed away this year.