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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. Who was chief of the Wdewkantons?

2. Where does the author, Dee Brown say the Indians learned their savage practices?

3. What event led to a widespread invasion of the West by white men?

4. The Navajo said of one white man, "his name reaches the sky." Who does this refer to?

5. Why did more federal troops come to the Colorado area in the mid to late 1860s?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Edward R. S. Canby?

2. Who is Wovoka and why is he important?

3. Why is General George Crook important in the history of Indian affairs?

4. Why did Red Cloud also travel to New York City?

5. How does the repeated government actions establishing "permanent Indian territory" characterize a deep rooted problem with relationships between the United States and and the Indian tribes?

6. What did Roman Nose promise concerning stagecoaches in his territory?

7. Why was the way that Red Cloud traveled to Washington so ironic?

8. What tactic does the US Army employ to try to get the Navajo Indians to move to the reservation?

9. Briefly summarize Little Crow's War.

10. Briefly explain who Mangas Colorado is?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain why you believe it was or was not ultimately in the Native American's best interest to adapt to the white man's way of living? Give examples to support your position and fully explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the basic tenets of the Ghost Dance religion. Why do you think this religion was seen as such a threat by whites? How did this religion help and/or hinder the plight of the Indians.

Essay Topic 3

At the same time the US government was dealing with the issue of how to deal with the Native American population, it was also dealing with the issue of slavery and racial issues involving the black population. Compare and contrast the way the US Government dealt with the Native American issues and issues with the black population.

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