Indian Resistance: The Patriot Chiefs

This portfolio and its hands-on documents, a Catlin map, an important array of historical illustrations, Jefferson’s notes, and a letter from a chief, will help students understand how the white man’s “Indian problem,” and the Indian’s “white problem” was approached by all concerned. This portfolio teaches a wide scope of American Indian history, covering the subject from the 1600s to 1970s, from the East to West Coasts, and focusing on the key leaders of Indian nations and their interaction with government officials. Students will find that the documents provide a positive image of the Indians and their pleas for justice, which were consistently denied until the last few decades. This portfolio includes a Student Guide with reproducible activities. 6 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * King Philip’s War * Tecumseh and Expansion Across the Allegheny * Manifest Destiny and its Opponents * Non-resistant Chiefs * American Expansion on the Plains * Modem Indian Policy and Indian Resistance Today 12 Primary Source Documents: * Pages from the first Bible printed in America, 1663 * Paul Revere’s drawing of King Philip, actually taken from engravings of Iroquois chiefs who visited England in 1709 * An engraving, “How They Catch Fish,” from Thomas Hariot’s “A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia” * An engraving, “The Town of Secotan,” an Indian village * Pages from Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (London, 1787) telling the tragedy of Logan, a Mingo chief * Portraits of great Indian leaders: The Prophet (Tecumseh’s brother), Osceola, Sequoya and Keokuk * The frontispiece and title page of the autobiography of the great Sauk and Fox chieftain, Black Hawk * Part of a letter written in the Nez Percé language by a chief * An illustration of Chief Joseph and his followers being pursued by U.S. Troops in mountains of Idaho in 1877 * The last page of a Hopi petition in 1894 asking the government for a survey of promised grazing lands * Remington’s painting of the Ghost Dance of Oglala Sioux * A map of the Indian tribes, drawn in 1865 by George Catlin, the famous painter of Western Indian life

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6088-5
Author: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Copyright: 1972
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"