Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Why did the Indians support Urban Renewal?

2. What basic principle of man's history, according to the author, did colonists violate?

3. In 1967, where was the conference on Manpower held?

4. What Department was the Bureau of Indian Affairs transferred to when it opened in 1849?

5. What provides keen insight into a group's collective psyche?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the problem with earmarked money? What is earmarked money?

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

3. According to the author, what would happen if the Bureau of Indian Affairs were abolished?

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

5. What does the author believe that every group must have to become a reality?

6. What is welfare based on?

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

8. Do the Indians deserve the services they get? Why? Why not?

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

10. According to Indian history, when did the reservation system really begin to improve and what happened when it did?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the struggle of the American Indian to the African American. What are the similarities? What are the differences? Give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Where do the myths about American Indians come from? How are they perpetuated today?

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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