History quiz - American West

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1. why was scalping important to Native Americans?

  • It prevented the Native American meeting the enemy in the afterlife and the scalp could be used as a trophy
  • It was fun
  • It showed how corageous the Native Americans were
  • it was because in a battle the White Americans would try to curse them
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2. what is Manifest Destiny?

  • Belief that to make America civilised by bringing technology and education
  • it is a belief that all americans are savages
  • it is a way to carry a Tipi
  • it is a belief about the buffalo dying

3. When was the homestead act?

  • 1879
  • 1821
  • 1862
  • 1854

4. what was life like the cowboys?

  • Helped cattle, helped people
  • shooting everyone, hang in gangs of cowboys and raid houses
  • Drove cattle from Texas to cow towns,treated sick cattle
  • Burn houses down, raided cattle

5. what happened in the reservations to destroy indian life?

  • ceremonies and dances
  • forced labour
  • Children were put in boarding schools to be taught to be american, chief privaleges taken away.
  • killing of indians in the reservations


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