ERIC Number: ED345920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Chippewa Treaty Rights. Classroom Activities. Bulletin No. 92150.
Satz, Ronald N.; And Others
In 1989 Wisconsin legislation mandated the integration of American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty into the K-12 social studies curriculum as a component of multicultural education. This document assists teachers to fulfill that mandate, as well as to meet statutory requirements of instruction on the Chippewa Indians' treaty-based, off-reservation rights to hunt, fish, and gather. This guide is divided into self-contained teaching sections: elementary, middle school, and high school. Each section contains nine specific activities. The elementary level builds concepts and competencies for the middle school level, which does the same for the high school level. Each section: (1) presents a brief overview of the Chippewa (Anishinabe) culture, political structure, and relationship to the environment; (2) discusses the nature of the federal-Indian relationship through the treaty-making era; (3) examines the reservations established for Wisconsin's Chippewas in the mid-19th century; (4) discusses infringements on Chippewa treaty rights and acculturation efforts during the late 19th and into the 20th century; (5) outlines federal court decisions upholding reserved rights; and (6) examines the roles played by the six Chippewa bands and the state in protecting northern Wisconsin's natural resources. Each activity contains necessary background information, objectives, concepts, "fundamentals" (chiefly references to primary sources), and procedures. The 35 fundamentals are the basic elemental materials for the activities. These materials have been carefully transcribed from original documents and include letters, drawings and photographs, charts and figures, texts of treaties, and records of court litigation. Also included are a glossary and a selected bibliography of 87 entries. (SV)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Multicultural Education, Primary Sources, State History, Treaties
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, 125 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers: Chippewa (Tribe); Wisconsin