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. What happens to Standing Bear when he refuses to sign a treaty with the government?

2. When some of the Cheyennes are allowed to go hunt buffalo, what do they find?

3. The Kiowas and Comanches go to what state to kill whites?

4. Little Wolf's tribe is taken to what fort?

5. When does Geronimo die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Relate the events of at least one Indian massacre of whites, and at least one white massacre of Native Americans. In each case how do you think the killers found justification for their actions? Which side was more justified in the actions you chose? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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