Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee —Dee Brown



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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Dee Brown


Summer Reading Assignment for AICE US History AS Level

Please read this awesome book, complete the accompanying work, and be ready to discuss this book in a Socratic Seminar when you come back in August. The work will be collected and the Socratic Seminar will occur on Monday August 31, 2015. Please note, work should be original and should not be copied from anyone if you wish to receive credit. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year with you. You will learn awesome things in US History as well as the power of the QUACK!http://www.realfuture.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/deebrown_burymyheartatwoundedknee1.jpg

Feel free to reach me at: marie-amalie.farris@palmbeachschools.org


What is choice?



What do you know about major figures, events, and concepts of the period that appear in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee such as removal, reservations, the Plains?



To what political or legal ideas/rulings do we owe such terms such as “ownership”, “representation”, “citizenship”, “assimilation”, and “Manifest Destiny”?



How do you think perspective affects history?



Overall, how is your reading of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee affected by your knowledge that this is a history shared from a Native American perspective rather than a white perspective as taught in school?



How do you think that the details of these Native Americans and their experiences might foreshadow later events in American History in the 1970s-present day?



Final Thoughts

The Indian way of life is often at odds with the desires of white men. Did the two different desires accurately reflect the respective cultural ideals of the two races?

How should individuals and groups respond when the justice system itself is bent to serve certain positions and interests?



What is the relationship between geography, community, and politics in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee? (E.G. the desire to save the buffalo versus the desire to discover and mine gold.)

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee describes the diverse responses Indian tribes across the West made to the incursion of whites on their lands. Some tribes managed to maintain their freedom for many years, while some came under whites’ authority quite rapidly. We can generally categorize tribal reactions to two types: hostile, resistant, and engaging in violent struggle against the whites; or relatively pacific, quick to bargain, and reluctant to battle against the whites. To what extent was the “relatively pacific, quick to bargain, and reluctant to battle against the whites, the most successful in allowing a tribe to keep its freedom and independence as long as possible.

Yes, it was relatively pacific, quick to bargain and reluctant to battle against the whites.

No, it was hostile, resistant, and engaging in violent struggle against whites.







To what extent? A great extent, a moderate extent, a minor extent

Why:


Although the Indians fought their primary battles against the United States Army, their ultimate defeat was the result of both the actions of private whites acting on their own behalves, and the policies of the Army and U.S. government. Two forces were responsible for the invasion of Indian land and subjugation of Indian tribes: settlers, miners, and other groups of private white citizens, or the Army and other government entities? To what extent were settlers, miners, and other groups of private white citizens responsible for the invasion of Indian land and the subjugation of Indian tribes?

Yes, the settlers, miners and other groups of private white citizens were responsible for the invasion of Indian Land and the subjugation of Indian tribes.

No, it was the Army and other government entities who were responsible for the invasion of Indian Land and the subjugation of Indian tribes.







To what extent? A great extent, a moderate extent, a minor extent

Why:


How do the events depicted in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee connect to your life personally?

Is there a modern-day issue for which you might be willing to take a stand? Why or why not?



Has reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed your perspective, and if so, how?


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