This lesson begins with George Washington’s letter to James Duane. In it, Washington outlines his ideas for a Native American Policy. Next, students are placed in the role of Native Americans living within the boundaries of a newly created United States under the Articles of Confederation by critically analyzing two peace treaties from 1784 and 1785, and are asked, “What’s the Deal?”
- Students will be able to analyze various primary sources, identify key elements of those sources, and make a reasonable claim based on their analysis of the sources.
- Students will be able to create an evidence-based concluding interpretation based on the primary sources.
- Early Republic/Confederation Period
- Native Americans
- Analysis of Primary Sources
- Integrate Evidence of Multiple Primary Sources into a Reasoned Argument about the Past
- Evaluation of Primary Sources
- Speaking and Listening
- Working in Groups