Indian Resistance in Growing America

This primary source portfolio and its hands-on documents, including a Catlin map, historical illustrations, Thomas Jefferson's notes, and a letter from a chief, will help students understand the white man's "Indian problem," and the Indian's "white problem." This portfolio will help you teach a wide scope of Native American history, covering the subject from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century, from the East to West Coasts, with a focus on key leaders. The documents provide a positive image of Native Americans and their pleas for justice. This portfolio includes a comprehensive Study Guide with reproducible activities including vocabulary, writing, research and creative thinking exercises, and a teacher's response key. Students will also benefit from a concise timeline of important dates in Indian resistance. 4 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * Indian Resistance in Northeast America * The United States Expands: 1700-1812 * America's Manifest Destiny * Patriots and Peacekeepers 13 Primary Source Documents: * Pages from first Bible printed in America, Natick Indian dialect, 1663 * Paul Revere's drawing of King Philip, 1772 * Engraving: "How They Catch Fish," from A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, 1588 * Engraving: "The Town of Secotan," from the above, showing the layout of an Indian village * Pages from Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, telling the tragic story of a Mingo chief, 1787 * Portraits of great Indian leaders: the Prophet, Osceola, Sequoyah and Keokuk, 1842 * Frontispiece and title page of The Life of Black Hawk, 1836 * Part of a letter written by a Nez Perce chief, protesting encroachments by whites on reservation land, 1874 * Illustration of Chief Joseph and followers pursued by U.S. troops, 1877 * Last page of a Hopi petition asking the government for a survey of promised grazing lands, 1894 * Frederick Remington's painting: Ghost Dance of the Oglala Sioux, 1890 * George Catlin map of the location of Indian tribes, 1865 * George Catlin drawing of Sioux buffalo hunt

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6207-0
Author: Muriel L. Dubois
Copyright: 2002
Reading Level: Grades 5-8
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"