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Chapter 16 Assignment #1 Discuss the different approaches of the federal government toward the Plain Indians. The Indian idea of freedom meant; preserving their culture, political autonomy, and control of their lands. This conflicted with the values of most white Americans. The believe of most officials was to persuade or force the Plain Indians to give up their lands, exchange their religious believe for those of the Christian faith, and give up their nomadic lifestyle. They believe that the best solution was to frame their lifestyle in to more specific roles; men work and provide, while women maintain the Homefront. The railroad companies supported the elimination of the treaty system that had been around since the revolutionary era, because of the effects it had on construction. Shortly thereafter, The Bureau of Indian Affairs established boarding schools for Indian children. They believed that this would “remove” the

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