Following the Confederate Army's surrender to Union forces in 1865, most of the newly-reunited United States experienced a welcome reprieve to four years of war. Yet even before Reconstruction could begin, a new series of brutal conflicts was beginning out west.
This two-part U.S. History worksheet seeks to inform students about the Plains Indians, their culture, their valiant resistance, and ultimately, the end of their way of life. Part I is a twelve-question matching exercise that includes Sitting Bull, George Custer, Wounded Knee, the Dawes Act and many other important terms. Part II contains three short answer questions that further examine the strategy, tactics and consequences of the U.S. government's crusade against the Plains Indians.
Perfect as a classroom exercise, homework assignment or review activity!
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