Wounded Knee.docx - Prompt You might want to consider the following questions but you are not limited to them Is the history of Native Americans taught

Wounded Knee.docx - Prompt You might want to consider the...

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Prompt : You might want to consider the following questions, but you are not limited to them: Is the history of Native Americans taught in American schools to the proper extent? What were the goals of white Americans/ Native Americans in these confrontations? What was the true purpose of the Ghost Dance? What was the goal of the boarding schools? How should the battle of Wounded Knee be remembered or taught? How should modern Americans view the legacy of the boarding schools? Based on what I read from Chapter 17: Go West Young Man! Westward Expansion, 1840-1900, I don’t think that the history of the Native Americans has been properly taught in American schools today. Personally, I did not realize how horrible Andrew Jackson treated them to begin with, and the consequences that followed after the “Trail of Tears” only increased my shock at their maltreatment. In regard to the Wounded Knee Massacre, I think it should be remembered as an unjust killing spree. It was something that could have been avoided. The Native Americans were already being forced to move away from their original settlements, and
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