THE FIRST NATIONS
History is the world's court.
Vocabulary: encroachment, relentless, insatiable, mania, onslaught, squatters, mayhem, subversive, sachem, allegiance, guillotine, contrive, seduce, bribe, fraudulent, renegade, bauble, interlopers.
1. (a) American settlers saw only all that open land and took it. What were the consequeneces?
2. Why was it natural for them to blame the British?
3. The Aborigines were faced with difficult decisions regarding their land. What were these?
3. Many of the sachems sold land to the whiteman. (a)Why did they do that? (b)Evaluate their decision to do this by giving reasons to support or oppose their decision.
4. How was Tecumseh different from most other sachems? (a) What was his solution? (c) What consequences followed from his solution?
5. What was Joseph Brant's hope and expectation? Was it reasonable? Why did it not work?
6. Indian superintendents said it was difficult to deal fairly with the Natives? (a)Why and what does this tell you about the times?
7 A philosophy of life is an overall vision or attitude toward life and the purpose of life. (a)Describe and evaluate Tecumseh's philosophy.
8. Explain: (a) tribes saw the extinction of their way of life "written on the wind"; (b) pathetic pattern; (c) made to smart; (d) punitive treaties; (e)peace parley; (f) to ensure an absolute redress.
9. Justify using the name 'veteran' to describe Tecumseh.
10 How were attacks on 'difficult' Aborigines justified by the American leaders?
11. How does the definition: "History is the world's court" apply to this narrative?
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