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American Indian Civil Rights Movement
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.
Conditions 1800s: U.S. gov’t broke treaties Miners in Black Hills Black Hills
Conditions 1880s: Reservations in place Dawes Act: more land lost
Conditions s: Indian Boarding Schools taught “assimilation” Apache Indians upon arrival; Same group 4 months later “
Conditions 1960s: High poverty, unemployment, suicide and drop-out rates
THE RED POWER MOVEMENT: ACTIONS & OBSTACLES
1961: National Congress of American Indians wanted control of federal programs and treaty rights
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.
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
1969: Alcatraz Island Occupation Offered $24 in beads and cloth 19 month siege Supported by media Inspired spread of Red Power for AI
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.
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.
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
Achievements “Fish-in” with American Indians and actor Marlon Brando 1980s-on: gambling, hunting and fishing rights for some tribes
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.
Reflection Summarize the American Indian Civil Rights Movement in four sentences. Include: Conditions Actions taken Obstacles Faced Achievements