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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. How does the author believe that America should view the Indian wars of the past?

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

3. What happened to most of the treaties in the far west of the country?

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

5. What year did the United States clear the eastern states of the former Indian allies?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why were other groups insulted by the cards that read "We Shall Overrun?"

3. What is welfare based on?

4. Why have many tribes decided NOT to use government help to build up their reservations?

5. Why have the Indians never been involved with the Civil Rights movement?

6. What did missionaries do to the Indian's religious life when they arrived on the reservations?

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

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

9. What are the myths associated with Indian Affairs?

10. Why has the Indian Reorganization Act responded so well to fit the European white model?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

How do Indians view the Kennedy's? Do they feel that the Kennedy administration helped or hurt them? How do they feel about Robert Kennedy? How do Indians view the Kennedy assassinations?

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