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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 did the Meriam Report of 1928 show?

2. What act was passed by the American government in 1934?

3. How did the government get the Klamaths to agree to termination?

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

5. What is the oldest Indian treaty between the United States and the Seneca tribe?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are the myths associated with Indian Affairs?

5. What was the Pickering Treaty? Why was it thus named? What was the final outcome of the Pickering Treaty?

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

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

8. What are the 4 main rules to Rene Descartes' method of research? Was this a good method to examine the lives of Indians for Termination?

9. What was the term "dependency," as used in the Delaware Treaty of September 17, 1778?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Name three important treaties and two important laws passed that were significant to the lives of American Indians. Explain your answers.

Essay Topic 2

Who was Oliver La Farge and why did he play a role in Indian affairs? How was he helpful to the American Indian? What does the author believe he was after?

Essay Topic 3

Is tribal unity an answer for the future? How has tribal unity been successful? What are the problems associated with tribal unity? What needs to happen in the future?

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