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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the purpose of the Oklahoma Original Cherokee Community Organization?
(a) Defending school financing on the Cherokee Reservation.
(b) Defending water rights for the Cherokee Nation.
(c) Defending marriages on the Cherokee Reservation performed by Native American Ministers.
(d) Defending hunting and treaty rights of the Cherokee.

2. What did Lake Superior hold that the government wanted?
(a) Copper and other minerals.
(b) Shipping rights.
(c) Fishing rights.
(d) Water.

3. What is the oldest Indian treaty between the United States and the Seneca tribe?
(a) The Allotment Treaty.
(b) The Church Treaty.
(c) The Pickering Treaty.
(d) The Dawes Treaty.

4. What, according to the author at the end of chapter 1, should the government do about the Indians?
(a) Establish a cultural leave-us-alone agreement.
(b) Pass laws removing all federal government from Indian proceedings.
(c) Begin talks with the federal government on land rights.
(d) Establish a cultural inclusion policy.

5. What is the name of the court case that defined American Indian water rights?
(a) United States v. Menominees.
(b) United States v. Chippewa.
(c) United States v. Winans.
(d) United States v. Zimmerman.

6. Once Dillon Myer took over, what was the policy instated from Commissioner to field clerk regarding Indians?
(a) Get their land as quickly as possible.
(b) Get them money as quickly as possible.
(c) Get rid of them as quickly as possible.
(d) Get them health care as quickly as possible.

7. What "Civilized" Tribe is among the poorest people in America?
(a) The Choctaw.
(b) The Zuni.
(c) The Cherokee.
(d) The Apache.

8. When the author says that whites claim Indian heritage, what side of their family tree do they claim it comes from?
(a) Their grandmother's.
(b) Their grandfathers.
(c) Their aunt's.
(d) Their uncle's.

9. What kind of people do anthropologists believe the Indians are?
(a) A foreign people.
(b) A folk people.
(c) A native people.
(d) A white people.

10. How does the author believe that America should view the Indian wars of the past?
(a) Not as wars.
(b) As the first foreign wars of American history.
(c) As Civil Wars.
(d) As conflicts, not wars.

11. What year did the United States clear the eastern states of the former Indian allies?
(a) 1934.
(b) 2010.
(c) 1886.
(d) 1955.

12. What is the main problem for the Plains Indians?
(a) An inadequate land base that continues to shrink because of land sales.
(b) They have no water.
(c) They still want to go to war.
(d) They spend all day making eagle warbonnets.

13. What political aspirations did the Seneca's accuse the government of having regarding the oldest Indian treaty?
(a) The dam was part of the price of keeping Pennsylvania in line for John F. Kennedy at the 1960 Democratic Convention.
(b) President Kennedy wanted to add the land to Camp David.
(c) Senator Kennedy wanted to buy the land for his own family.
(d) President Kennedy needed the land to bargain with the Russians during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

14. What does the author believe anthropologists should do in the future?
(a) Start writing everything down.
(b) Stop researching and preying on the Indian, and start helping.
(c) Stop worrying about publishing and live among the Indians.
(d) Learn the art of the Indians and give up anthropology.

15. Why did the Klamath Bill have to be amended?
(a) To prevent them from living in a national park.
(b) To prevent the extinction of salmon.
(c) To prevent collapse of the lumber industry on the west coast.
(d) To prevent tourists from overrunning their fishing areas.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much was the Menominee tribe of Wisconsin awarded?

2. What important work has the American Indian Historical Society of San Francisco done?

3. What did one anthropologist admit spending while studying a tribe of less than a 1,000 people?

4. What has created a feeling of unity among American Indians?

5. When whites claim Indian heritage, who do they believe was their ancestor?

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