AN02b_A New Nation: Challenges- Western Lands and Native Peoples
Timeline: 1794 – 1850 and beyond
FQ: How will the Battle of Tippecanoe come to Reflect the Relationship between the US and Native Peoples?
I. The Needs of Native Peoples vs. Wants/ Goals of Colonial America
II. A Young Nation with Eyes Set on Western Lands
Activity: Map Analysis: Geographic significance of ‘Tippecanoe’
Ponder: Can a map analysis attach a geographic significance to the Battles of Fallen Timbers and Tippecanoe witch respect to US westward expansion?
A. Land Ordinance of 1785
B. NW Ordinance Act of 1787
C. Milestones on the Frontier
1. British Forts on the frontier (Treaty of Paris 1783)
2. Battle of Fallen Timbers 1794
3. Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804 – 1806)
4. Battle of Tippecanoe 1811
Document Analysis: Indian Prophets, Pan-Indianism, and The Battle of Tippecanoe [http://werehistory.org/tippecanoe/]
III. Lasting Legacies: Confrontation and Uneasy Settlements
Document Analysis: How the Indians Lost Their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier [http://www.ericfoner.com/reviews/020906lrb.html] (A book review by Eric Foner)
1. What is Professor Foner’s contention regarding the author’s position that native peoples were both victims and willing participants in the loss of their ancestral lands?
2. Does the purchase of land make it a legal transaction under the circumstances described by Professor Foner? (Note: A special reference is made by Prof. Foner to the Battle of Fallen Timbers)
3. How does Prof. Foner contextualize the ongoing conflict between the US and Native Americans as the 18th and 19th C. give way to the 20th C.?
4. Have native peoples continued their losses into the 21st C.?
A. Spiritualism (The Ghost Dance)
B. Treaty of Ft. Laramie
C. Protests: Wounded Knee, Alcatraz Seizure, Dakota Access Pipeline (to name a few)