Presentation on theme: "Cassie Maz, Joan Hurle, Judy Zhang, Ethan Lee. Purpose and Cause Two main basics To “americanize” the Native Americans Turn hunters into farmers Suppress."— Presentation transcript:
Purpose and Cause Two main basics To “americanize” the Native Americans Turn hunters into farmers Suppress the culture, language, and religion Sent children to boarding schools To use the land of the Native Americans Broke up Native American land for white settlers to use
The Document Divide reservations into slots of land for individual Native Americans Split up tribes into different sections of land and turned them into farmers Native Americans must keep their land for 25 years without selling
Results and Effects (cont.) Did not benefit Native Americans Moved to reservations Didn’t have good land Did not want to be farmers Lacked tools, training, and money Many sold their land Was not profitable
Results and Effects (cont.) Native American Culture Before Women farmed, men hunted Women not dependent on husband Hunted buffalo and other animals Nomadic Native American Culture After Women and men farmed Women dependent on husband Relied solely on farming for food
Who was involved? Senator Henry Dawes Buffalo Bird Woman Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, etc.
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