Performance Task

Choose one of the following tasks to complete after looking at each primary source.

1. Write an essay, using the information you have learned to answer:

Have US policies toward or relationships with Native Americans been just?


Was America imperializing its own citizens?

2. You are a Native American living during the 19th Century. Write a letter to the president about why you believe the treatment of your fellow Native Americans is just/unjust. Include three major actions/policies you approve of and three major issues that need changing and how to make the issues just.

3. Compare/contrast what your textbook says about the treatment of Native Americans in the 19th Century vs. what you have learned from the evidence. Draw a Venn diagram or Double-Bubble map.

4. Draw your own editorial cartoon showing the treatment of Native Americans by the US Government during this time.