APUSH >>> Today, you will work through a series of primary and secondary sources in an analysis of the Transformation of the West and the effects this time period had on Native American populations.
On a google doc, titled Transformation of the West & the Great Plains Tribes, you will complete the following exercises:
1) Watch the video linked HERE and answer the following questions.
A) Research and describe what the Concentration Policy was?
B) What significance did the rapid expansion of transcontinental railroads play the relationship the federal government had with the Great Plains Indian Tribes?
C) Describe what the Ghost Dance was?
D) What occurred at Wounded Knee?
2) Read/Listen to the following excerpt of a speech given by one Chief Joseph and answer the questions below.
Go to this link HERE to listen to a recording and read the excerpt.
A) Research and describe what the DAWES ACT was?
B) What are Chief Joseph’s complaints about the treatment of his people?
C) Give an example of what ASSIMILATION looks like? Was Chief Joseph in favor of assimilation? Explain your answer.
D) Research and determine what year all Native Americans gain the right to vote in the United States.