ERIC Number: ED340526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Indian-White Relations: Historical Foundations. Wisconsin Woodland Indian Dissemination Project. Bulletin No. 0407.
This curriculum unit introduces students to the long and complex history of American Indian-White relations in the area that is now Wisconsin. Five historical narratives cover: (1) a general background to Indian-White relations, initial culture contact, and items of cultural exchange; (2) trade, peaceful relations, and intermarriage between the Ojibway and Menominees and the French; (3) sovereign Indian nations (Ojibway, Menominees and Potawatomi) and European power politics in the 1700s; (4) Wisconsin Indian tribes (along with relocated New York Indians--Stockbridge Munsel, Oneida and Brotherton) and the United States from 1776 to 1900, establishment of reservations, and land allotment; and (5) 20th century issues in Indian-White relations, termination, specific treaty rights, and self-determination. Each narrative is accompanied by a student worksheet that contains definitions and questions. This document also contains guidelines for instruction, a historical overview and list of major points for teachers, a list of 10 selected readings for teachers, tribal contacts, definitions of key concepts, and suggestions for dramatic role-playing to develop students' sense of historical empathy. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rhinelander Public Schools, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin