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2 American Indian Civil Rights Movement

3 Learning Targets  Explain the conditions that led to the AI Civil Rights Movement.  Describe the actions of the AI Civil Rights Movement and obstacles they faced.  Evaluate the achievements of the AI Civil Rights Movement.

4 Conditions  1800s: U.S. gov’t broke treaties Miners in Black Hills Black Hills

5 Conditions  1880s: Reservations in place  Dawes Act: more land lost

6 Conditions  s: Indian Boarding Schools taught “assimilation” Apache Indians upon arrival; Same group 4 months later “

7 Conditions  1960s: High poverty, unemployment, suicide and drop-out rates

8 THE RED POWER MOVEMENT: ACTIONS & OBSTACLES

9 1961: National Congress of American Indians  wanted control of federal programs and treaty rights

10 National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) News Broadcasts ROTATION 1: Begin a poster in support of the occupation of Mt. Rushmore. ROTATION 2: Finish the poster and make it better. ROTATION 3: Give the final poster a grade and write the reason why.

11 1968: American Indian Movement (AIM) March on Columbus Day  Drew attention to AI issues Replica Plymouth Rock which was painted red during Thanksgiving protest in 1970

12 1969: Alcatraz Island Occupation Offered $24 in beads and cloth 19 month siege Supported by media  Inspired spread of Red Power for AI

13 Indians of All Tribes Proclamation ROTATION 1: Write down one word that describes the feelings of the American Indians occupying Alcatraz and underline it. ROTATION 2: Make the word into a sentence describing the feelings of the occupiers. ROTATION 3: Cross out the original word and replace it with one that fits even better.

14 1972: “Trail of Broken Treaties” March Floyd Young, one of occupiers Occupiers on the steps of the BIA in D.C.  Results in occupation of BIA in D.C.

15 Achievements  1968 Indian Civil Rights Act resulted in self- rule  Gained control of own education  1970s: Successfully sued for land treaty rights Scenes of Black Hills - “Sioux” given $106 million in reparations for land

16 Achievements “Fish-in” with American Indians and actor Marlon Brando  1980s-on: gambling, hunting and fishing rights for some tribes

17 Treaty Rights & Fishing: Fish- Ins Rotation 1: Write down one reason that SUPPORTS American Indians’ right to fish. Rotation 2: Write down one reason that OPPOSES American Indians’ right to fish. Rotation 3: Each group member place a check next to the reason you agree with. Circle the overall winner.

18 Reflection  Summarize the American Indian Civil Rights Movement in four sentences. Include:  Conditions  Actions taken  Obstacles Faced  Achievements


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