Indigenous Peoples: Then and Now

Lesson 3

Objective

Explain how the settlers impacted Indigenous people, culture, and society. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The People Shall Continue by Simon J. Ortiz  pp. 15 – 20

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

How did the settlers impact Indigenous people and culture? 

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • What happened after the fighting ended? What did the People agree to?

  • What does it mean that the reservation land was very poor? How did that impact the People? 

  • After the People agreed to live on reservations, what happened to their land? 

  • What did the government do to the People? 

  • Why does the author include the illustration on page 17? 

  • What was life like for the People after they were moved from the reservations? 

Vocabulary

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treaty     (n.)

an official agreement between two groups

reservation     (n.)

an area of land in the U.S. that is kept separate as a place for Native Americans to live

scarce     (adj.)

very small in amount or number

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • RI.3.7 — Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4

L.3.4.b

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RI.3.1

RI.3.10

RI.3.4

SL.3.1

W.3.10