Indianquestiondiscques - th century 6 Why did Senator Dawes...

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Discussion Questions on Ronald Takaki, The “Indian Question :” 1. How did Frederick Jackson Turner and other national ideologues symbolically relate the frontier and the Indian at the end of the nineteenth century? 2. What was the significance of the “ghost shirts” for the Indians, on the one hand, and for the Anglo-Saxons, on the other? 3. What novel approach to the Indian Question did the Bureau of Indian Affairs Commissioner Walker formulate out of his convictions about technological advances in America? 4. How compatible was Walker’s approach to the Indians with the ideology Jefferson espoused? 5. Was the Indian comparable to the Negro at the first decade of the 20
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Unformatted text preview: th century? 6. Why did Senator Dawes regard it as imperative that the Indians cease to own lands in common? 7. How did the concept of assimilation into modern life differ from assimilation into American society? 8. What was the Indian Reorganization Act? 9. What effect did Collier’s stock reduction program have on the independence and political status of Navajos? 10. What was the principle of reason why the land was eroding around the Colorado River where the Navajo raised sheep, goats and other livestock, and who appears to have known the cause first?...
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