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Title: American Indian Civil Rights Movement


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American IndianCivil RightsMovement
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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.

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Conditions
  • 1800s U.S. govt broke treaties

Black Hills
Miners in Black Hills
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Conditions
  • 1880s Reservations in place
  • Dawes Act more land lost

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Conditions
  • 1890-1950s Indian Boarding Schools taught
    assimilation


Apache Indians upon arrival Same group 4 months
later
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Conditions
  • 1960s High poverty, unemployment, suicide and
    drop-out rates

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THE RED POWERMOVEMENTACTIONS OBSTACLES
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1961 National Congress of American Indians
  • wanted control of federal programs and treaty
    rights

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National Congress of American Indians
(NCAI)1970 NBC 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.

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1968 American Indian Movement (AIM)
  • Drew attention to AI issues

Replica Plymouth Rock which was painted red
during Thanksgiving protest in 1970
March on Columbus Day
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1969 Alcatraz Island Occupation
  • Inspired spread of Red Power for AI

19 month siege Supported by media
Offered 24 in beads and cloth
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Indians of All Tribes Proclamation
  • ROTATION 1 Write down one word that describes
    the message of the American Indians occupying
    Alcatraz and underline it.
  • ROTATION 2 Make the word into a sentence
    describing the message of the occupiers.
  • ROTATION 3 Cross out the original word and
    replace it with one that fits even better.

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1972 Trail of Broken Treaties March
  • Results in occupation of BIA in D.C.

Occupiers on the steps of the BIA in D.C.
Floyd Young, one of occupiers
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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
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Achievements
  • 1980s-on gambling, hunting and fishing rights
    for some tribes

Fish-in with American Indians and actor Marlon
Brando
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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.

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Reflection
  • Summarize the American Indian Civil Rights
    Movement in four sentences. Include
  • Conditions
  • Actions taken
  • Obstacles Faced
  • Achievements
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