Day 3

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Red Cloud makes two appearances in this day’s readings. What is he trying to accomplish, and how?.

    Students should understand that Red Cloud is trying to retain the ability of his people to live in their ancestral home by a variety of means. He attempts to negotiate and has a strong desire to live in peace, but he is also capable of leading raids that establish the seriousness of his stance.

  2. 2

    What did the Americans mean when they said they wanted “peace” with the Indians?

    Here the students should be engaged in a discussion of what “peace” means. Is it simply the absence of armed conflict, as the Americans seemed to conceive of it? Or does it also include...

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