ERIC Number: ED393626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Indian Treaties and Tribal Sovereignty. Classroom Activities.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This guide contains information and learning activities for teaching elementary and secondary school students about federal-Indian relations, treaty rights, and tribal sovereignty in Wisconsin. The guide was developed to meet provisions of the 1989 Wisconsin Act 31 that required social studies curriculum to include instruction on treaty rights and tribal sovereignty. The first three sections are self-contained teaching sections for elementary, middle, and high school students that begin with a brief overview of Wisconsin Indian cultures, political structures, and relationships to the environment. Each section includes nine learning activities that address the nature of the federal-Indian relationship up to the end of the treaty-making era, examine reservations established for Wisconsin Indians and the status of nonreservation Indians, consider the relationship of acculturation to treaty rights, and explore the reaffirmation of treaty rights and the status of Wisconsin Indian peoples today. Each lesson consists of objectives, concepts, fundamentals, treaties, procedures, and a list of additional resources. The fourth section of the guide provides fundamental materials for each learning activity including pretests, maps, primary source materials such as treaty journals and manuscripts, and information on tribal life; the federal-Indian relationship; Indian gaming and economic development; and other matters concerning American Indian tribes in Wisconsin. The fifth section includes the 29 treaties that were negotiated between the Indians of Wisconsin and the United States government, 1795-1856. Appendices include a glossary, a list of Wisconsin Native American Tribal and Intertribal Offices, and a bibliography. (LP)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Primary Sources, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Treaties, Tribal Government, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, Units of Study
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Note: Photographs will not reproduce adequately. Prepared by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin Indian History, Culture and Tribal Sovereignty Project.