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Conclusion & Synthesis Wrap it up. For synthesis (in the conclusion or elsewhere, you can make a meaningful connection between your argument and other time periods or places, or you can account for evidence that contradicts your thesis (either from the documents or from other outside info. The counterargument is a good way to go if you have evidence.
Now, create an essay responding to this prompt and using all 5 sources plus
outside info from your reading. You may hand-write or type. You will turn
this in on Monday.

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Document Ab Excerpt from a report by EA. Swan, US. Indian agent, to commissioner, August 28, 1882. Comprehension Questions
What does industry mean as used in
this passage?

What does idleness mean in this
How is Swan changing the Native
Americans he comes in contact with
What judgments are being made about
Native Americans ways of life
Source: United States, Interior Department,
Report of the Secretary of the Interior, vol. 2 (Washington, DC Government Printing Office, 1882), 199–202, NADP Document D 54. HIP
Notes on Ob Document B

Comprehension Questions
What was the buffalo population in 1800?
What was the buffalo population in 1889?
What was the cause of this decline?
What effect did this have on the Plains Indians? HIP
Notes on Oi bSwan to Commissioner

The Indians here I find are not very unlike white people, some are willing to labor for what they have and others think they ought to be supported in their idleness. It has been my aim from the first to put a premium on industry, and condemn indolence in any and all. I find the complaining and faultfinding usually belong to this class. The Indians here as a rule learn the trades easily, perhaps more readily even than farming. There are goodly numbers who can perform service in the shops or mills, and show evidence of rapid advancement in mechanism.

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Document Cb Excerpt from the
Second Annual Address to the Public of the Lake Mohonk Conference
in Philadelphia, 1884, 3–7, Comprehension Questions and Answers

What does the word assimilation mean (Answer: blending into anew environment)
What does the Mohonk Conference want to do to the tribes in their area (Answer: Break them apart to help them become Americanized)
Why was it important that the Indians be in the same position before the law”? (Answer So that they are treated the same as all other Americans, which means they are Americanized or assimilated) HIP
Notes on Ob

1st. Resolved, That the organization of the Indians in tribes is, and has been, one of the most serious hindrances to the advancement of the Indian toward civilization, and that every effort should be made to secure the disintegration of all tribal organizations that to accomplish this result the Government should . . . cease to recognize the Indians as political bodies or organized tribes. . . .
4th. Resolved, That all adult male Indians should be admitted to the full privileges of citizenship by a process analogous to naturalization, upon evidence presented before the proper court of record of adequate intellectual and moral qualifications. . . .
6th. Resolved, That . . . our conviction has been strengthened as to importance of taking Indian youth from the reservations to be trained in industrial schools placed among communities of white citizens. . . .
14th. Resolved, That immediate efforts should be made to place the Indian in the same position before the law as that held by the rest of the population.

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Document Db iGroup of Non-Native Men, Government Agents with Sacks of Food Rations to Be Distributed, Circles by

Seated Group in Native Dress Log Buildings, Tipis, and Corral Nearby (no date) by Taylor E. James, Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects, 1840s–1960s, Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives.
Comprehension Questions and Answers

Who are the people sitting in the picture and who are the people standing (Answer: Those standing are members of the US. military those sitting are Native Americans.)

How and why are the sitting people relying on the standing people (Answer: The Native Americans are relying on the soldiers for food rations because they have been moved off their land and have lost their way of life.)
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Notes on O

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Document E
Three Lakota Boys, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, ca 1900.
Comprehension Questions

What has occurred to change the boys between the time of the picture on the left and the time of the
picture on the right What is responsible for the change Why were they changed in this way? HIP
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