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Native American Tribes & the Westward Movement for U.S.History Assignment

Before settlers from the east moved westward bringing their own traditions, values, and subsequent changes, there existed a richness of Native American cultures that were difficult for the “white man” to understand. In order to understand the impact of the white culture, we must first acquire knowledge and develop an appreciation of the life of these Native American groups.

 

Essential Question: How were the cultural, political, and economic conditions of the Native Americans relevant to the transformation of the west?

 

OBJECTIVE QUESTION: What were the social, political, and economic characteristics of the Native Americans of the West?

 

Tribes -- Apache, Arapaho, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Chinook, Comanche, Navaho or Navajo, Pawnee, Pueblo, Sioux -- Dakota [Sioux] & Lakota [Sioux]

 

Task, Process, and Product

In order to gain a more insightful understanding of early Native American tribes, all groups will participate in a round table discussion that informs the class about their assigned Native American group. The round table will address the Objective Question and, ultimately help to answer the Essential Question stated above.

 

Use a variety of resources for gathering information to address the key questions. You must use a minimum of three sources one of which MUST be a primary source. Sort your research findings remember to cite your references using MLA format.

 

Individual students research and take notes.  After individual research is complete, come together as a group to analyze your research notes to determine if you have sufficient information to answer the objective, key guide questions, and the essential question, gather more information if needed. Make sure the information is relevant to the Objective Question.

 

At the conclusion of the round table, students may be required to write an assessment paragraph to address the following questions:

 -- What commonalities in the social, political, and economic systems existed among the Native American tribes of the West? How might these commonalities be explained?

 -- Speculate on the impact of the very different characteristics of the Native American tribes on the westward movement of the “civilized” people from the East. Explain your response.

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LMC Databases

Our library subscribes to the following databases you may find useful.  (Get passwords from the Library Media Center staff)

Select the following Carver Center databases :https://carvercenterlibrary.pbworks.com/w/page/64851494/Databases%20and%20other%20links

  

 American National Biography Online  http://www.anb.org/login.html

 

   EBSCO Products – Student Reference Center & History Reference Center http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid

 

   ABC-Clio history databases  http://databases.abc-clio.com/Authentication/LogOn?returnUrl=%2fMulti

 

   Oxford Reference Online:  Premium Collection http://www.oxfordreference.com/LOGIN?sessionid=02d4a2feb9a40ba24c9fa393d70f3f1c&authstatuscode=400

 

 Or Select from these  BCPS & Maryland Digital K-12  Supported Databases:  http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/feebased/index.html

 

   Student Resource Center Gold

   SIRS knowledge Source

   NetTrekker    

   World Book Online

    NBCLearn

    SAFARI Montage

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Index of Native American History Resources on the Internet

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Index of Native American History Resources on the Internet
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PBS - THE WEST - Program Index

PBS - THE WEST - Program Index | Native Americans and the Westward Movement | Scoop.it

THE WEST is an eight-part documentary series which premiered on PBS stations in September 1996.

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American History: Westward Expansion Brings Explorers, Settlers in Contact with the Plains Indians

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The horse and the buffalo are essential to the culture of these Native Americans | THE MAKING OF A NATION...
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NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES AND THE WESTWARD MOVEMENT - Key Questions

 

1. TERRITORY:

In what part of the United States did the majority of this Native American tribe live. Be able to point out on a map and explain the geography of this area.How did this geographic area impact their food, clothing, and shelter?

2. SOCIAL STRUCTURE:

How was this group organized? (families, lineage groups, etc.)What were the gender and generational roles?What were their most important traditions, rituals, and values?

3. POLITICAL STRUCTURE:

How did this group govern themselves?Who had power over what?

4. RELIGION/BELIEF SYSTEMS:

What was their belief system and how was it practiced?What influence did it have on the group?

5. ECONOMIC SYSTEM: How did this group provide for their needs and wants?

6. EXPLAIN THE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER TRIBES: ENEMIES AND ALLIES

7. EXPLAIN THE TRIBES SIGNIFICANT INTERACTIONS WITH SETTLERS, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, AND/OR THE U.S. ARMY.

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Destiny Quest

For books, websites, digital resources and other items check out the Resource Lists for US History - Native Amer & West

 

Do a keyword search or subject search in the OPAC to find nonfiction and reference books about your topic.

 

Browse these Dewey Numbers in Reference and Non fiction areas

970.004 North American Native People

973 General American History

 

Use indexes or tables of contents in nonfiction and reference books to locate information related to your topic and questions.

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EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer

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Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.
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Search Results for "native americans" -- 1 - 20 of 19549 from the Library of Congress

Search Results for "native americans" -- 1 - 20 of 19549 from the Library of Congress | Native Americans and the Westward Movement | Scoop.it
Search of the Library of Congress for items related to native americans.
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Freedom: A History of US. Webisode 8: Who's Land is This? | PBS

Freedom: A History of US. Webisode 8: Who's Land is This? | PBS | Native Americans and the Westward Movement | Scoop.it
With the 1862 Homestead Act, Civil War veterans, the jobless, immigrants, newly freed African-Americans, and women pushed west.
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Native American Heritage Month 2011

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From the Library of Congress files

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Native American Home Pages - Nations

Information on Individual native nations

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