1870 – 1900: Assimilation
This unit explores the continued impact of assimilation to tribal nations resulting from the General Allotment Act of 1887 (also known as the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887).
Level 1 – Students engage in activities using learning strategies to build vocabulary to understand the history of allotment, are introduced to the General Allotment Act of 1887, and consider the continued impacts of allotment to tribal nations today.
Level 2 – These lessons focus learning stories that explain how American Indian tribes originated as a distinct and unique people and the importance of place as the foundation of worldview and cultural heritage.
Level 3 – Students develop skills to analyze primary documents, maps, and letters to examine the pros and cons, and implications of the Dawes Act for Native Americans. Students will complete either the Why History? or Causes of Conflict CBA.
- What are the ways in which Tribes respond to the threats and outside pressure to extinguish their cultures and independence?
Middle School CCSS
Causes of Conflict CBA
Updated 2017 by Paula Scott (Cherokee), Teacher
and Dr. Laura Lynn