Little Bighorn. Dawes Act. Wounded Knee. Custer’s Last Stand. Sitting Bull.
Lesson 4 of The American West Unit: **CAN BE ALTERED!** Little Bighorn, Dawes Act & Wounded Knee
This engaging and visually appealing 33-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures.
Overarching Question for this presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
- How did the Dawes Act change Native American culture?
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- The Treaty of Fort Laramie and why the treaty was broken
- Sitting Bull and his reasons for not selling his land
- Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and the Battle at Little Bighorn
- The U.S. government’s response to the Battle of Little Bighorn
- A look at the June 30, 1980, United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians Supreme Court verdict
- Geronimo and his raids against white settlers and the U.S. army
- The goals of the Dawes Act and its consequences on Native American tribes
- The purpose and creation of the Ghost Dance
- The death of Sitting Bull and the events that led to the Wounded Knee massacre
- A look at a letter written by General Nelson Miles called, “The Difficult Indian Problem”
Key words include:
Wounded Knee Creek
This PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer is part of the unit: The American West. This unit can be downloaded in its entirety saving you substantially what it would cost you to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately. Each lesson comes with a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation (and pdf version) and three graphic organizer notebook pages – separate answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: Mining Boom & Transcontinental RR
Lesson 2: Great Plains & Homestead Act
Lesson 3: Fetterman Massacre Treaty of Fort Laramie
Lesson 4: Little Bighorn Dawes Act Wounded Knee
Lesson 5: National Grange Populist Party
UNIT: The American West 1858-1896
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