American Indians on a Closing Frontier

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Which of the following best explains why the Battle of Little Bighorn is sometimes referred to as "Custer’s Last Stand"?

The Battle of Little Bighorn resulted in the death of General Custer and all two hundred of his troops.

As a consequence of the Dawes Act, by 1900, American Indians

had lost half the land they held in 1881.

Which statement best describes the impact of the discovery of gold on American Indian territory in the 1850s and 1870s?

NOT War broke out among American Indian groups when warring chiefs signed new treaties with the government.

What is Parker describing in this quotation?

the ritualized movements of Sioux Indians during a Ghost Dance ceremony

In the reservation system, American Indian tribes were confined to assigned land with

defined borders.

How did the policy of allotment impact American Indians?

Many American Indian families received one hundred sixty acres of land to farm.

Which of the following statements is true?

The Indian Appropriations Act of 1871 meant that tribes were no longer classified as independent nations.

To promote assimilation, American Indian children were

forbidden to speak their native language.

Supporters of the Dawes Act said the act would help American Indians to

become farmers.

In the 1870s, when gold was discovered in the Blacks Hills, the federal government first tried to

NOT restrict all Sioux Indians to their reservation.

Under the allotment system, many American Indian families

NOT tried to farm communally and established their own system.

What was true of American Indian tribes under the Indian Appropriations Act?

Tribes were no longer considered to be independent nations.

Which of the following best describes the reasons why the Dawes Act was passed?

NOT The Dawes Act was passed to take land away from American Indians and to move them to reservations.

Many more settlers began moving west with

the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

Many Plains Indians had trouble living on reservations because they were

nomadic hunters.

The Indian Appropriations Act of 1885 encouraged American Indians to

Not Live confined on reservations.

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