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Topic: Perspectives on federal Indian policy and westward expansion 

United States History

 Standard 19.  Understands federal Indian policy and United States foreign policy after the Civil War
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands significant events for Native American tribes in the late 19th century and how they responded (e.g., survival strategies of Native American societies during the "second great removal," movement to reservations in western states, the effect of government policies on Native American nations and Native American land holdings between 1870 and 1900)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the significant events for Native American tribes in the late 19th century
     2.Understands how Native American tribes responded to significant events in the late 19th century
     3.Knows the survival strategies of Native American societies during the "second great removal"
     4.Knows about the movement of Native American tribes to reservation in western states in the late 19th century
     5.Understands the effect of government policies on Native American nations in the late 19th century
     6.Understands the effect of government policies on Native American land holdings between 1870 and 1900
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands interaction between Native Americans and white society (e.g., the attitudes and policies of government officials, the U.S. Army, missionaries, and settlers toward Native Americans; the provisions and effects of the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 on tribal identity, land ownership and assimilation; the legacy of the 19th century federal Indian policy; Native American responses to increased white settlement, mining activities, and railroad construction)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the attitudes of government officials concerning Native Americans
     2.Understands the policies of government officials concerning Native Americans
     3.Understands the attitudes of the U.S. Army concerning Native Americans
     4.Understands the policies of the U.S. Army concerning Native Americans
     5.Understands the attitudes of missionaries toward Native Americans
     6.Understands the policies of missionaries toward Native Americans
     7.Understands the attitudes of settlers toward Native Americans
     8.Understands the policies of settlers toward Native Americans
     9.Understands the provisions of the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887
     10.Understands the effects of the Dawes Deveralty Act of 1887 on tribal identity
     11.Understands interactions between Native Americans and White society concerning land ownership
     12.Understands interactions between Native Americans and White society concerning assimilation
     13.Understands the legacy of the 19th century federal Indian policy
     14.Understands Native American responses to increased white settlement
     15.Understands Native American responses to increased mining activities
     16.Understands Native American responses to increased railroad construction
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands influences on and perspectives of Native American life in the late 19th century (e.g., how the admission of new western states affected relations between the United States and Native American societies; leadership and values of Native American leaders; depiction of Native Americans and whites by 19th century artists)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands influences on Native American life in the late 19th century
     2.Understands perspectives of Native American life in the late 19th century
     3.Understands how the admission of new western states affected relations between the United States and Native American societies
     4.Understands the leadership of Native American tribes in the late 19th century
     5.Understands the values of Native American leaders in the late 19th century
     6.Knows about the depiction of Native Americans by 19th century artists
     7.Knows about the depiction of whites by 19th century artists