Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Test | Mid-Book 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. Who absolves many of the Santee Sioux of their war crimes?

2. Most of the Apache have moved to reservations or have left Arizona by what year?

3. What event brought in an unexpected influx of white men to Colorado in 1858?

4. How many Indian nations comprised the Iroquios?

5. What US general declared war on the Navajo and Apache?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does a treaty not become a reality?

2. What does Sitting Bull do that leads to several years of peace with the white man?

3. What is the connection between Cochise and Commissioner Parker?

4. What is the most significant event that follows the failed treaty conference?

5. Why did many Indian tribes side with England during the Revolutionary War and again in the War of 1812?

6. Why was the election of U. S. Grant seen as a good thing for in plight of the American Indians?

7. Why is life at Fort Sill so disliked by the Kiowa's?

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

9. How does the way Red Cloud deals with the Sawyer party contrast with the intentions of General Connor?

10. What is particularly ominous about the intentions of General Connor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Given the pressure which was growing to settle the West, and given the refusal of Indian tribes to give up their ways of life, how would you have dealt with your role if you had been a military of civilian leader in the West in the mid 1800s? Choose specific events out of the book and explain how you feel the situation could have been handled in some better way, or how you feel the situation was handled in the best way possible.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the important role the railroad played in the growing movement to remove the Indian populations.

Essay Topic 3

Give an account of the Cherokees way of life, and the ultimate "Trail of Tears." Why do you think the whites were so brutal in dealing with the Cherokees? Fully explain your answer.

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