Year 10 – History: Destruction of Plains Indian Culture
Enquiry Question: Why did the Great Plains become soaked in blood?
What will I have learnt by completing this topic?
- Understand the reasons for conflict on the Great Plains.
- Identify some of the key conflicts between the US Army and Plains Indians.
- Be able to explain the destruction of the Plains Indians Culture.
Please find below the information that builds on your work in lesson about the exploitation of the Great Plains and the destruction of the Plains Indian Culture. Below is an example of an essay question which you might like to plan - the information on this page will help you.
What has happened in America before 1877 that might help give us the background to this:
(Put these events in chronological order with their dates add a brief description of each one to help show your understanding)
- The first Transcontinental Railroad is completed.
- The Desert Land Act
- The Homestead Act
- The Timber and Culture Act
Click on the links below for a more detailed overview of these topics.
These are the key dates for what became known as the Plains Wars. There a few things you can do here:
1. Put these key events in the correct chronological order on a timeline.
2. Write a brief summary of each of these events, for example why did they happen and what was the result of these battles/wars?
3. What was the most significant of these below?
For more detailed information on the various events of the Plains Wars please follow the link below:
Click below for more information about the Battle of Little Bighorn - the most famous battle in the Plains Wars.
What was the most important reason for the destruction of Plains Indian Culture?
Please find links below the topic PowerPoint and worksheets that you will need to download:
For further details on the destruction of Plains Indian Culture and the Reservation System please follow the links below:
For a summary of what you'll need to know about this topic please follow the link below:
You are now ready to tackle this GCSE Question, why not create a plan to help you order and explore the ideas that you have picked up.
Click here for the mark scheme so that you can identify what you need to be using:
Click below to download an informative article, with several sources, on the 'Conflict in the America West'/.