Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Big Snake?

2. What Kiowa chief counsels to stay on the reservation?

3. What event caused problems for the Indians who were living in the Black Hills?

4. In 1885 who joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show?

5. Eventually the remaining Cheyennes are allowed to move to a reservation on what River?

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

Explain the differences in how whites and Indians viewed land ownership and how these two views are in conflict with each other. Explain how the Indian view help to lead to the removal of the Indians.

Essay Topic 3

What role did prejudice and a lack of understanding and appreciation of the Indian way of life play in the evolving policies of the white government during the years of struggle to remove the Indians so that whites could settle our country? Give examples and fully explain your answer.

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