1856 – Born in the Smith Valley area southeast of Carson City, Nevada.
1870 – He was taken in by David Wilson, who was a rancher in the Yerington, Nevada area.
– Wovoka gained a reputation as a powerful shaman early in adulthood as he was adept at magic tricks.
– One trick he often performed was being shot with a shotgun, which may have been similar to the bullet catch trick.
1889 – Wovoka claimed to have had a prophetic vision during the solar eclipse on the 1st of January.
– Founded Ghost Dance movement.
1932 – Died in Yerington on the 20th of September and is interred in the Paiute Cemetery in the town of Schurz, Nevada.