Dbq Essay

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DBQ: Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans and the
Role of Government Directions The following question requires you to construct a coherent essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents A–H and your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. High scores will be earned only for essays that both cite key pieces of evidence from the documents and draw on outside knowledge of the period. 1. Analyze the extent to which western expansion affected the lives of Native Americans during the period 1860–90 and evaluate the role of the federal government in those effects. Use the documents and responses to each document to construct your response. Document A Santana, Chief of the Kiowas Source: Santana, Chief of the
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1. According to this report, what types of atrocities are being committed by the U.S. military?

Document C Chief Luther Standing Bear, My People, the Sioux Source: Chief Luther Standing Bear, My People, the Sioux (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929). “It did not occur to me at the time that I was going away to learn the ways of the white man. My idea was that I was leaving the reservation and going to stay away long enough to do some brave deed, and then come home again alive. If I could just do that, then I knew my father would be so proud of me.” 1. What does this statement infer about what the Native Americans felt was occurring?

Document D Letter to Professor Baird Source: Smithsonian Institution: Division of Correspondence, June 7, 1886. 54468. June 1st, 1886 Camp on Little Dry Creek, Montana Professor S.F. Baird: Dear Sir: Mr. Hadley and I with a Cheyenne Indian, White Dog, have just returned to camp from a five days scout through the bad lands, during which we camped beside our horses whenever night overtook us,—and we got an old bull buffalo day before yesterday. There were only two buffalo in that land (!), and we got the largest and finest one. Since seeing the buffalo on this native heath I am more than ever impressed with our wants in the way of good mountable skins of fine specimens, and still more of the

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