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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Red Cloud make what the author calls a "splendid" speech?
2. Who was Custer to accompany on his first post-Civil War assignment?
3. Where did Crazy Horse mourn his daughter's death for three days and nights?
4. According to Chapter 13, what was the first financial offer that the government made to Plains tribes?
5. When E.B. Taylor met with Red Cloud, what did he raise the annual annuities to?
Short Essay Questions
1. What were agency Indians?
2. What was the real purpose of inviting Red Cloud, Spotted Tail, and other Indian leaders to Washington in 1870?
3. What did the government mean about "civilization" in the Treaty of 1868?
4. What route did Custer's party take to Texas?
5. By the spring of 1866, what progress has been made on the railroads, and what are the future plans?
6. How does E.B. Taylor induce Indian leaders to sign treaties?
7. Describe the Sun Dance held at Rosebud.
8. Crazy Horse becomes a leader of a band of Sioux in Chapter 20. Explain what this means.
9. What two men taught Custer the most about the Plains and the tribes that live there?
10. In Chapter 21, the author relates that large numbers of Native Americans are leaving the agencies in 1875. There were "almost as many motives for going north as there were Indians making the trek." What are some of the reasons?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
After arriving in Kansas, Custer seems almost desperate to have Libbie with him, regardless of the danger from Indians. His anxiety is described as "nearly too much for him to bear." Once she arrives, "Custer's spirits began to revive." Analyze Custer's actions. Why does he act with such desperation.
Essay Topic 2
Ambrose says that Sherman put "a joker in the deck" of the 1869 Treaty. He calls that joker civilization. Write an essay about what the treaty required of the Sioux relating to civilization. Why does the author refer to this as a "joker"?
Essay Topic 3
In "Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors," author Stephen Ambrose attempts to find parallels between two warriors in history. In your opinion, is Ambrose successful, or are the two men more different than Ambrose leads us to believe in the Introduction?
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