Toward the aborigines of this country no one can indulge a more friendly feeling than myself, or would go further in attempting to reclaim them from their wandering habits and make them a happy, prosperous people.Humanity has often wept over the fate of the aborigines of this country, and philanthropy has been long busily employed in devising means to avert it, but its progress has never for a moment been arrested, and one by one have many powerful tribes disappeared from the earth. To follow to the tomb the...
Identify and compare the ideas of major Native American leaders from the nineteenth century.
Evaluate the impact of those ideas on the United States and Native Americans.
Locate the original and final reservation territory for each of the Native American tribal groups represented in the excerpts.
(Shawnee) Chief Tecumseh, “Address to General William Henry...
Teaching with Russell Shorto’s book Island at the Center of the World
Students will examine primary documents and secondary sources to analyze the effects of the Dutch West India Company settlement in North America.
Students will be able to identify the role of geography, seventeenth-century Dutch law, and commercial interests of the DWIC in the development of New Amsterdam.
Students will analyze the encounters of the settlers of New Amsterdam with the indigenous...
How successful were photographs in demonstrating the conditions of immigrants during the Gilded Age?
The latter portion of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century witnessed the start of photojournalism - investigators scouring the slums and ghettos of American cities. Just forty to fifty years following the devastating and powerful photographs taken by Matthew Brady during the Civil War, these new chroniclers of the urban scene, along with the print "muckrakers,"...
For most Norwegians in the nineteenth century, America remained a remote and exotic place until the first immigrants began to write home. These "American letters," which traveled from the immigrants back to former neighbors, friends, and family in the old country and which were freely shared with others, had a great influence on the extent and nature of nineteenth century migration from Europe, and especially from Norway, to the United States. Once these early Norwegian immigrant letters reached Norway, quite a few of...
American Indians (First Nations in Canada) constructed homes to conform to their needs and environment. Housing for some tribal groups was permanent, while other residences reflected the need to relocate, often to adjust for a harvest season or to follow a source of food. Housing styles reflected these needs.
Native American housing is frequently assumed to be represented by one or two well-known styles such as the teepee or pueblo. While these do reflect distinct tribal designs,...