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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. What Cheyennes chief tries to negotiate a truce in the increasing conflict?

2. What famous scout gains the trust of the Navajo?

3. What large group of Indians lived about a thousand miles north of the Navajo?

4. Some Cheyennes and Arapaho Indians move into what part of Kansas to hunt?

5. What was located between the Pecos mountains and the Rio Grande?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way is the story of Lean Bear similar to that of Little Crow?

2. What happens in 1858 that changes the status of the treaties between the Cheyennes and the white men?

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

4. Explain how the Black Hills help to delay the eventual destruction of the Planes Indians.

5. Who is Edward R. S. Canby?

6. What ultimately happens to Little Crow?

7. What happened to the Nez Perces when they tried to move to Canada?

8. Who is Captain Jack?

9. How do the Indians of the Plains misinterpret their success over the Bluecoats along the Powder River?

10. What does General Hancock predict will lead to more whites intruding on Indian territory?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the willingness of Indians to help struggling settlers actually led to the ultimate removal of the Indians. Give examples of specific tribes which help whites only to be removed by the whites at a later date.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of the buffalo in the Plains Indian way of life. Compare and contrast the view of the importance of the buffalo in white civilization and in the Indian culture.

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