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This activity is designed to allow students to write a five paragraph essay about the Dakota or Sioux Nation in a creative way. Students will use the following website to gather information about the Dakota/Sioux
This website is very student friendly. The student handout will guide students through the five paragraph essay format. Each paragraph will focus on a different topic such as:
Government and military strength
Hunting and the fur trade
Travel and horses
Religion and art
The assignment uses creative writing by allowing the students to take the role of an American fur trader working for John Jacob Astor in 1830. A grading rubric is included for the teacher.
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African Americans History in Minnesota
Industrialization and Immigration in Minnesota
Minnesota History Early 1800s
Native American History in Minnesota
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