Module 3. Our Story: Native Americans


At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. summarize the development of indigenous peoples across the Americas during pre-colonial times
  2. explain the process of European contact and colonization in North America
  3. explore the process of American westward expansion
  4. understand the political and legal processes that Americans utilized to control and subjugate Native Americans
  5. describe aspects of the American Indian Movement of the 1960s
  6. explore the issues of the late 20th and early 21st century and how they have impacted Native Americans



American Indian Movement
American Indian Religious Freedom Act
Bering Strait
Blood Quantum
California v. Cabaz
Christopher Columbus
Dakota (Sioux) Uprising of 1862
Dawes Act of 1887
Doctrine of Discovery
Indian Citizenship Act of 1924
Indian Education Act of 1972
Indian Relocation Act
Indian Removal Act of 1830
Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934
King Phillip’s War
Long Walk
Manifest Destiny
Meriam Report
Occupation of Alcatraz
Proclamation Line of 1763
Pequot Massacre
Red Power movement
Sand Creek Massacre
Seven Years’ War
Trail of Tears
Worcester v. Georgia


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