1/10 Using Indian Lands Atlas Activity and the Carlisle Indian School

While America was industrializing and large groups of people were moving west in the late 1800s, many Native Americans were being displaced and having their civil rights violated by the US government.  Today we examined a series of maps and primary sources to see how Americans took and used Indian lands in the American West.  Then, we examined a series of primary source docs about the Carlisle Indian Industrial School whose purpose was to ‘assimilate’ native american youth into the ‘american’ culture.  Many of the children in Carlisle had been removed from their birth families by the US government.

Carlisle Indian School Handout

Carlisle Indian School Docs

Using Indian Lands Handout

Using Indian Lands Maps