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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. Who was asked to testify before the Senate Civil Service Committee in 1947?

2. A 1791 Treaty with the Cherokees included what provision?

3. Who, according to the author, is at fault for poverty among American Indians?

4. What other name is the Dawes Act known by?

5. Why are the Pyramid Lake Paiutes poor?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Termination such a tragedy for the people of the Menominee tribe of Wisconsin?

2. Why are hunting and fishing rights important to the Indians of Idaho, Washington and Oregon at the time of this writing?

3. How have the workshops offered by anthropologists affected the young Indians?

4. According to the author, what European background is the law of the United States built on?

5. Who did the government go after first during the time of Termination?

6. What happened to the Seneca Nation of New York?

7. What criteria, according to the author, do whites use to say that they "understand" Indians?

8. Describe the treatment of the Choctaws. Why was their treatment worse when compared to other Indian peoples?

9. What are the myths associated with Indian Affairs?

10. How does the author describe anthropologists? What is his attitude and tone when discussing this group of people?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why must the answer to all Indian issues be a single answer? Why can it not be several answers? Explain the movement of the single answer theory and why this has stopped progress.

Essay Topic 2

Compare corporations with tribal existence. Why does the author view it as the same? What are the similarities?

Essay Topic 3

What did the hippies take from Indian culture? How did they succeed? How and why did they fail?

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