ethnic studies and native American studies

ethnic studies and native American studies

I’m trying to study for my Social Science course and I need some help to understand this question.

Hello THERE,

the required readings are

  1. Child, Brenda. Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.
  2. Miranda, Deborah A. Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir. Heyday Press, 2013.
  3. Smith, Paul Chaat and Robert Allen Warrior. Like A Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee.New York: The New Press, 1996. Important books!!!

Q1 – Assimilation on the reservations- How were adults treated when they tried withholding their children from going to school? How did Native people keep their languages, ceremonies, traditions while on the reservations? Please be specific.

Q2 – What is the Boldt decision (aka. U.S. v. Washington)? Please be specific. How many tribes were involved? What was the court’s decision?

Q3. Alcatraz- what year did it take place and why? what was the objective and outcome(s)Please be specific?

Q4 -.What is the VAWA? And how does this law affect tribal jurisdiction? Please be specific.?

Q5 -. Wounded Knee II- what year did it take place and why? What was the objective and outcome(s)Please be specific?


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