1750

1750-1830 the Lekwiltokw started a southward move into K'ómoks Territory, pushing the Ieeksun to join their relatives at Puntledge.

1755

The Indian Department is established by the British Crown.

1792

Captain George Vancouver encountered K'ómoks people at Tsakwaluten.

1850

The then British Colony, the Province of Canada passed An Act for the Better Protection of the Lands and Property of Indians in Lower Canada and An Act for the protection of Indians in Upper Canada from imposition, and the property occupied or enjoyed by them from trespass and injury statutes into legislation. 

1857

The then British Colony, the Province of Canada passes An Act to Encourage the Gradual Civilization of Indian Tribes in this Province, and to Amend the Laws Relating to Indians statute into legislation.

1860

The Indian Lands Act was passed.

1862

The smallpox outbreak in 1862, resulting in about a 53% decline of the K'ómoks people.

1875

The E&N Railway Act expropriates a large portion of the K'ómoks Traditional Territory and the land grant was completed without acknowledgement of K'ómoks First Nation rights or title to their Traditional Territory and failed to compensate them. 

1876

The Joint Indian Reserve Commission and Indian Reserve Commission (JIRC) confirms the K'ómoks IR#1 (Courtenay).

1876

All previous Aboriginal legislations are solidified into one piece of legislation: The Indian Act, by the Government of Canada to deal with the "Indian Problem."

1878

Joint Indian Reserve Commission and Indian Reserve Commission (JIRC) adds two more reserves, the IR#2 Puntledge and IR#3 Goose Spit

1883

The Comox Coal Fields developed, which would alter the K'ómoks Traditional Territory forever.

1886

Franz Boas arrives in Comox.  Franz Boas was a famed anthropologist and ethnologist who studied the people of the North West Coast, the Kwakiutl in particular.

1940

Joe Nim Nim, the last K'ómoks Pentlatch speaker passes away.

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tuwa akʷs χoχoɬ ʔa xʷ yiχmɛtɛt (ʔa) kʷʊms hɛhaw tʊms gɩǰɛ 
Language: ʔay̓aǰuθəm (eye-uhh-juu-eth-em) Island Comox