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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. What political aspirations did the Seneca's accuse the government of having regarding the oldest Indian treaty?

2. What is the best way for tribes to handle their reservation conflicts?

3. What did the Meriam Report of 1928 show?

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

5. What does not overlap across state boundaries?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Frank Church's attitude towards the Indian? Why was this line of thought so harmful during the time of Termination?

3. How did William Zimmerman, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs classify existing tribes into categories for Termination?

4. What are the myths associated with Indian Affairs?

5. What is unique about the Apache of the Southwest?

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

7. What is the problem with most books about American Indians, according to the author? What do the incorrect portrayals of the Indians do to harm the image of the Indian, and complicate understanding of the people by others?

8. When the anthropologists stated that the Oglala Sioux need to be warriors, what was really happening to the Oglala Sioux?

9. What did anthropologists find about alcoholism on the reservation? What does the author think of this finding?

10. What did the Treaty of August 5, 1826 with the Chippewa tribe do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the early relationship of the whites and Indians? Why was the relationship better then?

Essay Topic 2

What was the Civil Rights movement and who did it benefit? What role did American Indians play in this movement and how did it affect them?

Essay Topic 3

What is the author's opinion of welfare? Does he think it necessary for Indians? Why? Why not?

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