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The first permanent European colony was



The first permanent European settlement's chief aim was

Financial profit


When the Powhatans were the ones starving, instead of the English, the colonies traded four hundred bushels of corn for what?

A mortgage n their whole countries


Kidnapped by the colonists



In 1762, an eloquent chief and brilliant military leader rose to power among the indigenous of the NW... What was the name of the ruling?

Pontiac and his Confederacy won the Proclamation of 1763


Who said, "Could it not be conceived to send the small pox among the disaffected tribes? We must on this occasion use every stratagem to reduce them.

Jeffery Amherst


What distinguished the Puritans from the Catholic missionaries in the Spanish-dominated parts of the Americas?

They did not try to convert the heathens to Christianity as the thousands of Catholic missionaries did


On the pretext of the killing of two English sea captains, the Puritans made a punitive expedition in the nation's territory.. The Puritans took children hostage. What was the name of this nation?



This Native American leader, who once lived on all the land from Narraganset Bay to Cape Cod, rallied twenty thousand indigenous from various nations to rise up in rebellion

Metacom, the English called him King Phillip


He believed that if the Indians of North America do not cast our lot with the British that it will not be long before our last hunting ground will be taken from us by the colonists. He also was known for his humane treatment of enemies



The state passes a law that among other things does the following: confiscate all Cherokee land, abolishes all authority of the Cherokee government, prohibits any gathering of Cherokee people and declares void any contracts between Indian and white unless witness by two men



By 1820 this nation of Native Americans had their own written language and a bilingual newspaper published in their own language as well as English. Their language was so complex that professional ethnologists of the time could not figure out how it was written



This man who flees to the mountains to escape forcibly removed from his ancestry oh man. He is promised that if you surrenders thousands of Cherokee will be allowed to remain on their land. After surrendering he is put on trial and commanded to death. Before going till he tells his youngest son who is sparred execution to love the land and never leave it. Because of his alternate sacrifice a Cherokee reservation still exists in the smoky mountains



To demonstrate the difference between the colonizing attitude towards property and the Native American attitude if are helpful: to tame a savage you must tie him down to the soil you must make him understand the value of property and benefits of it separate ownership. And, one does not sell the earth upon which people walk. Who said the latter quote?

Crazy Horse


This person was involved in ensuring that forts stopped being built, did not trust the whites until the forts were abandoned, and had warriors set fire to them at the troops left. The policy of not building more forts was one of the few times that a treaty agreeing to stop colonial policy was dictated by the indigenous people

Red Cloud


This place was sacred to the indigenous people. In the summers they went there to commune with the great spirit and see visions. This was the center of the world the point from which the hoop of the world bent in 4 directions

Paha sapa


This Native American leader subjected to US Army to its worst defeat in the Indian wars

Sitting Bull (and Crazy Horse- from the Sioux)


The US government tried to get the Black Hills through treaty but indigenous people refused. They rejected the offer for good reason: just one Black Hills mine would eventually healed $500 million. I February 1876 the war department authorized general Sheridan to begin military actions against the hostile Sioux. How much was originally offered for the Black Hills?

Six million


In the 1970s there was interruption protests and demonstrations on the part of native people and their allies to remain the civil and human rights of economic development of the United States took from them. Takeovers of sites galvanized native peoples into new resistant struggle. To takeovers were mentioned in the reading one was Wounded Knee, where was the other?



The American Indian movement (AIM) is dedicated to reclaiming the civil rights of the native population and see that the government holds its past treaty obligations. When did AIM become visible to the general public with its involvement in occupation of wounded knee?

Feb 27, 1973