Kickoff Oct 29-30 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

sitting bull“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” is the true story of how the U.S. government policy of assimilation, and the actions taken to carry out that policy, affected Native Americans.

The movie opens at The Battle of LIttle Bighorn (Custer’s Last Stand) which took place in June 1876.   The movie ends with the Wounded Knee Massacre in December 1890.  This was the last major conflict of the “Indian American Wars”.

<copy/paste these questions to a new blog post.  Please bold your answers.

Part 1 –  What famous battle opens the movie?

What is the result?

What did the government want from Red Cloud and the Oglala Sioux (pronounced “sue”)?

How did Gen. Miles insult Sitting Bull?   What is the result of insult?

Under what conditions do the Canadian Mounties allow Sitting Bull and the Lakota Sioux to stay?

How are Red Cloud and Sitting Bull different in their leadership styles?

Part 2 –  Give three examples of Native Americans being forced to assimilate into white culture.

What name does Ohiyesa choose as his “white/Christian” name?

Why does Sitting Bull whip two of his own people?

What is Senator Dawes plan for the Sioux land?

What is Sitting Bull’s opinion of assimilation?

Your total post should be 275+ words.   Add a relevant photo.  Spellcheck, publish and proofread.   Category = “movies” 

You can find an eyewitness account to the events depicted in the film at this link.

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