The Displacement of Native Peoples

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117618

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This revealing book examines how First Nations and Native Peoples have been displaced in the United States and Canada through treaties, empty promises, and military force. Through close examination of primary source images, documents, and first-hand accounts, readers will gain an understanding of how thousands were displaced and cultures threatened. Topics covered include government relations and policies, such as the Potlatch Law and the Dawes Act, as well as the creation of residential schools and other acts of forced assimilation. Native and non-Native viewpoints are addressed to help readers develop critical thinking skills and get a sense of the attitudes and opinions of the time. A look at relations today sheds light on the lasting repercussions.

Reading Level
Lexile
1070L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
7.4
DRA
70
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity History Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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