Chapter 5Introduction


Chapter 5Readings


Chapter 5Primary Sources & Artifacts

Primary Sources & Artiffacts

Chapter 5Activities 9

Activities 9

Chapter 5Activities 10

Activities 10

Chapter 5Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Chapter 5Conclusion


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

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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