QUESTION #1 :This week you reviewed and studies the social structure of the Iroquoian people. Discuss the implications of these Indian people having a matriarchal society. Was this unique for its time? What does it say about this civilization compared to the American society (colonists) at that time?
After reading your text and reviewing the lecture notes please respond to the following questions. The People of the Southeast were the first to experience the official policy of the United States to remove them from their native lands to so called “Indian Territory” -Oklahoma and Kansas. Was such an act – although passed by the U.S. Congress – an act of institutional racism? What do you think?What impact did such a policy have on these various People and their cultures? Should the Oklahoma Tribes today be compensated for this action?
Based on our discussions and lecture of the Plains Indian Culture and the rise of the horse culture respond to the following questions:
Why do you think the Plains Indian Wars went on for over 40 years?
Why did the US Government have such a difficult time with these Plains Indian tribes/nations?
Has the US government violated its Treaties with these Plains Indian Nation as well as other nations? And why