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Analyzing a Letter About American Indian Rights

Focusing on Details: White Out/Black Out

All documents and text associated with this activity are printed below, followed by a worksheet for student responses.

Introduction

Look closely at this document. It is a response to a letter received by the Office of Indian Affairs. After reading it in full, consider what words may be blacked out. Then click on "When You're Done."


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Worksheet

Analyzing a Letter About American Indian Rights

Focusing on Details: White Out/Black Out

Examine the documents included in this activity and write your response in the space provided.



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Activity Element

Letter to Wilbur H. Shongo from Fred H. Dalker about American Indian Voting Rights

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Conclusion

Analyzing a Letter About American Indian Rights

Focusing on Details: White Out/Black Out

Based on your close reading of the document, what subject do you think the letter is discussing? What clues led you to that conclusion?

Your Response




Document

Letter to Wilbur H. Shongo from Fred H. Dalker about American Indian Voting Rights

1/23/1947

In this letter to Wilbur H. Shongo, Fred H. Dalker responds to a question regarding the voting rights of American Indians.
This primary source comes from the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1793 - 1999.
Full Citation: Letter to Wilbur H. Shongo from Fred H. Dalker about American Indian Voting Rights; 1/23/1947; Tribal Relations- General (NY Indians); General Records, 1938 - 1949 (NAI #4662241); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1793 - 1999, ; National Archives at New York, New York, NY. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/letter-american-indian-voting-rights, May 15, 2021]


Letter to Wilbur H. Shongo from Fred H. Dalker about American Indian Voting Rights

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