Native American resistance to the U.S. government’s assimilation policies of the late nineteenth century
Read Out of Many ch.18 and the assigned reading by David Wallace Adams to prepare for this assignment.
Then craft a two-page, thesis-driven essay discussing Native American resistance to the U.S. government’s assimilation policies of the late nineteenth century.
Questions to consider:
1. How did American culture and Native American culture differ?
2. What specific policies did the U.S. government adopt in its efforts to assimilate Native Americans?
3. What does the Native American boarding school experience tell us about Native resistance?
This assignment is worth 25 points and will be judged on the following criteria: (a) adequacy of reading and preparation, (b) effectiveness of written presentation (grammar and composition), (c) insight into the subject and its significance.