List and explain the improved methods of domestic transportation in the 19th century. How did these methods of transportation impact Americans’ lives in the 19th century?
Read the document with speech excerpts from Tecumseh, Black Hawk, Geronimo, Crazy Horse, Chief Joseph, and Sitting Bull and answer these questions:
What can you learn about about the beliefs of the natives based on these excerpts? What seems important to them?
What differences can you detect between native and white worldviews here or in your course readings? How did these differences create conflict?
Based on what you know of Native American history and the differences in culture between natives and whites, do you think there was ever a chance of peaceful coexistence between the two? Why or why not?
What would a better outcome for Native Americans look like in your opinion? How could that outcome have been achieved?
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