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Assimilation of American Indians

Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast

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

Introduction

Examine each document. Then hypothesize who created each of these documents. Be prepared to share your answers with the entire class. You can click on the magnifying glass and arrow icons in the blue menu bar at the bottom of the document to explore closer.


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Worksheet

Assimilation of American Indians

Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast

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


  • What do these documents have in common?
  • What differences can you find?
  • Why do you think the author created these documents?
  • What is the author's tone in these documents?

Your Response




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Conclusion

Assimilation of American Indians

Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast

Write a one-sentence caption to describe each document. Then answer the following question: What do these documents tell us about the relationship between American Indians and the Federal government in the early 20th century?

Your Response




Document

[Reservation Survey for] Frank Doud

1922

This primary source comes from the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
National Archives Identifier: 282202
Full Citation: [Reservation Survey for] Frank Doud; 1922; Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/[reservation-survey-for]-frank-doud, December 12, 2019]


[Reservation Survey for] Frank Doud

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[Reservation Survey for] Magite Gauthier

1922

This primary source comes from the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
National Archives Identifier: 282203
Full Citation: [Reservation Survey for] Magite Gauthier; 1922; Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/[reservation-survey-for]-magite-gauthier, December 12, 2019]


[Reservation Survey for] Magite Gauthier

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