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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 was the Senate Interior Committee afraid of after the passage of the Wheeler-Howard act?

2. Which American Indian tribe is the author a member of?

3. What does not overlap across state boundaries?

4. What did treaties initially do?

5. When the author says that whites claim Indian heritage, what side of their family tree do they claim it comes from?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. What happens every summer with work camps and teenagers? What do the teenagers learn in one month that adults do not understand? What is the author's point about this program?

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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 Reorganization Act? What did it do for Indians? Why was it so important?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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