Trail of Tears

Learning Target: I will identify and explain reasons that the Indian Removal Act was unconstitutional.

  1. Review Native American artifacts and their connection with European and American trade and culture. Review this website:
    • Museum of the Fur Trade offers numerous examples of Native American Ornaments, Art Supplies, Clothing, Firearms, Provisions, and Tools.
  2. Watch these videos:
    1. Indian Reservervation - Paul Revere and the Raiders integrates pictures related to the Cherokee and Native American culture within this 1971 hit song.
    2. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is a 23 minute video produced by the National Park Service that tells the story of this dark historical event in American history.
  3. Silently write a response to the Learning Target based on your knowledge of the Constitution and the Indian Removal Act.