EXAM—REVISED STUDY GUIDE
NORTHWEST ORDINANCE, CHEROKEE, TRAIL OF
TEARS, DAWES SEVERALTY ACT, ALLOTMENT, INDIAN REORGANIZATION ACT
(WHEELER-HOWARD ACT), RELOCATION, TRIBAL COUNCIL, INDIAN
SELF-DETERMINATION ACT, B.I.A.,
PAHA SAPA, HE SAPA, WIND CAVE, CRAZY HORSE, BEAR BUTTE, HARNEY PEAK,
THUNDERBIRD, SWEET MEDICINE, DEVIL'S TOWER
ASSIMILATION, CULTURE, GIVE AWAY, SWEAT LODGE, MULTICULTURALISM,
E PLURIBUS UNUM, CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL, CRAZY HORSE, VISION QUEST, JUS
1. U.S. government
policy toward Native Americans has never been very consistent, and even
the best-intended of policies have tended to backfire. Further,
Native Americans themselves disagree sharply both in regard to
government policy and in regard to the best long-term direction for
native peoples. Comment.
2. It is not surprising that the Sioux won't
relinquish their claim to the Black Hills despite the compensation that
has been offered. Comment.
3. For many Sioux young people, assimilation to the
dominant culture may be the best route to success and happiness.
For many others, an affirmation of traditional Native culture is
essential. A good teacher will try to make it possible for a
student to take either path. A great teacher will enable the
student to combine the best of both options. Comment.
Questions 4 and 5 from the original study guide will not be included on
the final exam. You might address these questions in your journal.
A. Language is the
single most important aspect of culture, and the preservation of
Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota is key to cultural preservation as
(In response, you can include many of the Lakota words you learned
during the class, explaining why an understanding of these words helps
you better understand Lakota culture.)
B. While it is sometimes beneficial for a teacher to
plan complete units on one aspect or another of Lakota culture, it is
frequently best to integrate Lakota material when teaching other
(In response, you may use any of the ID terms associated with Lakota
history, religion, music, art, politics, family, language, and