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Chapter 5Activities 9

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Chapter 5: Forced Removals and Economic Decline (1846-1939)

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Recommended Grade Levels: 8th-HS

Standards Alignment:

8th Grade and HS Ohio Social Studies Content Statements: Grade 8 - 9, 10, 14, 15, 16; HS - 12

8th Grade and HS Indiana Social Studies Content Standards: 8.1.15, 8.1.17, 8.1.23, 8.1.28; HS - USH.2.6, USH.9.4, USH.9.6

8th Grade and HS Oklahoma Social Studies Content Standards: 8.CS3.1.E, 8.CS4.2.C, 8.CS4.6.C; HS - OKHistGovCS2.3, OKHistGovCS2.6, OKHistGovCS2.7, USHistCS1.2.B

8th Grade and HS ELA Common Core Literacy Standard: RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.5, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9; HS - RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH9-10.6, WHST.9-10.1, WHST.9-10.2, WHST.9-10.8

Essential Questions:

How does removal affect a culture?

How do different cultures value and respect land rights?

How do different groups of people define homeland?


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Read the transcripts of Treaty of Saint Mary’s and John Johnston Letter to Thomas Rotch Regarding the Treaty of Saint Mary's

  • Why are the Myaamia told they should sell their land?
  • What are they offered in return?

Both of these documents are written from an American perspective. Using what you have learned in this section, write a letter from the perspective of a Myaamia responding to Thomas Rotch, John Johnston, and the American government. In your response consider these questions:

  • How do you feel about the terms in the treaty?
  • What do you think of John Johnston’s perceptions of the treaty and American Indians?
  • What would you propose as an alternative solution to selling the land and moving?

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Someone just visited your home and told your family that in one week you will have to leave. You can only bring what you think you can carry in a backpack. You have to go to Oklahoma and you will have to walk most of the way. You will not be allowed to return.

  • Use a mapping site to calculate the distance from your home to Miami, Oklahoma. How many miles is it?
  • If you and your family walk about 3 miles per hour, how many days will it take to get to Oklahoma? (Remember, there are 24 hours in a day and you will have to stop to sleep and eat.)
  • What do you plan to bring? Why?
  • How does this make you feel? Why?

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