Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee | Study Guide

Dee Alexander Brown

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee | Glossary


agent: (n) a representative of the United States Office of Indian Affairs

amnesty: (n) a pardon granted by an authority, such as a government

annex: (v) to add a territory to another territory, such as a country or state

annuity: (n) a sum of money paid on a regular basis

assimilate: (v) to incorporate oneself into the culture of another group

barracks: (n) a building or set of buildings used for housing soldiers

consumption: (n) a communicable disease of the lungs characterized by fever, cough, and difficulty breathing

draft: (adj) used for pulling loads

genocide: (n) the deliberate and systematic destruction of a people based on their race, politics, or culture

guerrilla war: (n) military tactic in which irregular combatants use fast-paced, small-scale actions against an organized military force

indigenous: (adj) naturally occurring in a particular region or environment

parley: (v) to discuss terms of an agreement with an enemy

prospector: (n) a person who searches for mineral deposits, such as gold

racism: (n) the political, social, and economic oppression of a group of people based on ethnicity

reservation: (n) a section of American land set aside specifically for American Indian use

scalping: (v) the act of removing the skin and hair off the top of a human's head

squaw: (n) an American Indian woman

white supremacy: (n) the belief that white people are naturally superior to all other racial groups

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