Area 3: Native People in a Changing West
Question: How did westward expansion affect tensions within different regions of the U.S.?
Lesson Plan Developed By
Michael Redman, St. Stephens Indian School
Students will understand the events in the 1800s that led to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes’ sharing Wyoming’s only Indian reservation. Students will read a summary of the events, study maps of tribal lands outlined by treaties signed at the time, write sentences using pertinent vocabulary and fill out charts outlining what they know, still wonder about and have learned.
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Two 45-Minute Class Periods or
one 90-Minute Class Period
- Access to WyoHistory.org article, The Arapaho Arrive: Two Nations on One Reservation
- Resource 1: Map of tribal areas assigned in 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie
- Resource 2: Map of 1868 and 1874 boundaries of Eastern Shoshone Reservation (also contained in article).
- Resource 3: KWL chart