Topic: Native Americans

Lesson Plan

The Good, Bad, and Ugly: Comparisons and Contrasts of the Native American culture after the Lewis and Clark expedition

Students will compare and contrast Native American culture and demonstrate how it was affected by the land being obtained in the Louisiana Purchase by the American government.
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Algonquian Fishing

This image is from among Englishman John White’s watercolor drawings of the Algonquian Indians. White was a thoughtful and respectful observer of Indian life near the Roanoke colony,...
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Assiniboin Camp

This painting by the Swiss artist and explorer Karl Bodmer depicts an Assiniboin Indian settlement on the Great Plains in the 1830s. The Assiniboin are a Siouan people...
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Confidential Letter to Congress

In this letter to Congress, President Jefferson explained his plan to use trade as a weapon in his effort to put more white farmers on Indian land. Jefferson...
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Jefferson to William Henry Harrison

In this letter to the governor of the Indiana territory, President Jefferson explained how he would get the American Indians to give up their lands to white farmers....
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Jefferson’s Third Annual Message to Congress

In this message to Congress, Jefferson argued that Louisiana was well worth its $15 million price. The vast territory included both the Mississippi River and the port of...
Lesson Plan

Jefferson’s Cipher to Lewis & Clark, Was It Necessary?

In this lesson, students will study the journals of Lewis and Clark and analyze the journals, specifically looking at information in the journal entries that describe hardships faced...
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Lewis and Clark

This etching shows Lewis and Clark meeting with some American Indians. It was one of several illustrations included in the journals of Patrick Gass, a member of the...
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Map of the Discoveries of Lewis and Clark

This map was the work of Robert Frazer, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Frazer had kept a journal that he intended to publish. In 1807,...
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Map of the United States of North America

This map of the United States was made by an English mapmaker in 1796. Kentucky and Tennessee were the only western states and the state of Georgia still...