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. When the white men first appeared what was Cochise's attitude?

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

3. What ultimately happens after the Navajo discover they have been cheated?

4. Big Mouth, Big Ribs, Eagle Foot, Whirlwind, and Little Crow are Sioux Chiefs sent to talk other chiefs into doing what?

5. How does Little Crow die?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly explain who Mangas Colorado is?

2. Why does Captain Jack refuse to live on the reservation?

3. What is Indian agent Meeker's solution for the Ute Indians?

4. Why is Wounded Knee significant?

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

6. 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?

7. Why did Parker not remain in his governmental position?

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

9. What happens to most of the Apaches after the death of Cochise?

10. What significant status does Standing Bear attain?

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

Discuss the role the Eastern Indian tribes played in the American Revolution. How did this role effect the way in which they were seen and treated after the War was over? Why do you think the Indians chose the role you described?

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the events surrounding the battle of the Little Big Horn brought about the closing chapter on the fate of the Plains Indians.

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