This program guides participants through an examination of primary resources including paintings, images, and documents to understand how the implentation of the Indian Removal Act impacted both Soldiers and Native tribes.
At the end of this lesson students, will be able to
*Understand how Soldiers fulfilled their obligation to carry out the terms of the Treaty of New Echota.
*Identify how the implementation of the Indian Removal Act impacted both Soldiers and Native tribes.
*Recognize how the effects of the Indian policy can still be felt today.
Common Core Standards
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Virginia Standards of Learning
United States History to 1865
USI.8 The student will apply history and social science skills to explain westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861
D) analyzing the impact of westward expansion on Indigenous peoples, including, but not limited to the Indian Removal policies, the Trail of Tears, and the Seminole Wars;
Virginia and United States History
VUS.7 The student will apply history and social science skills to analyze major events in Virginia and United States history during the first half of the 19th century by
C)explaining the role of broken treaties and the factors that led to military defeat of Indigenous peoples, including, but not limited to the resistance of Indigenous nations to encroachments and assimilation and the Trail of Tears;
D) explaining the influence and achievements of significant leaders of the time, including, but not limited to John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Chief Tecumseh, Chief Logan, Chief John Ross, and Sequoyah;
e) describing the political results of territorial expansion and its impact on Indigenous peoples;