Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures

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Subject:
Humanities, Social Sciences
Provider:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Collection:
Smithsonian Institutions
Level:
Primary, Secondary
Abstract:

In this lesson students will learn about the varying attitudes and definitions of land ownership held by Native and European Americans by studying a variety of primary documents from the nineteenth century. They will learn about how various treaties—the Homestead Act and the Dawes Act—affected both Native and European Americans. Students will discuss these issues in the form of a debate, and will also write journal entries.

Course Type:
Learning Module
Language:
English
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Media Format:
Text/HTML

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