Destruction Of The Buffalo

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Destruction Of The Buffalo

  1. 1. DESTRUCTION OF THE BUFFALO
  2. 2. AIMS <ul><li>To look at the different attitudes towards hunting buffalo. </li></ul><ul><li>To understand how the attack on the buffalo was an attack on the Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>To use picture sources for information. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do these sources tell us about the Indians’ and the Whites’ attitudes towards the buffalo?
  4. 4. REASONS FOR HUNTING <ul><li>Feed railroad workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting for sport. </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting for hides. </li></ul><ul><li>Bone picking. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Look at this photo. What does it tell you about the scale of the buffalo hunting? How would Indians react to this photo?
  6. 6. Does this picture give any information about other reasons for the destruction of the buffalo?
  7. 7. TASK <ul><li>Complete the worksheet ‘Whose buffalo?’ </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why the destruction of the buffalo was an important factor in the destruction of the Indians </li></ul>
  8. 8. RESERVATIONS
  9. 9. AIMS <ul><li>To understand how the reservations were used to destroy the Indian way of life. </li></ul><ul><li>To analyse the effectiveness of this policy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE IDEA <ul><li>Indians would be put into reservations to keep them apart from homesteaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Expected to live as farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Initially allowed to leave to hunt buffalo. </li></ul>Why do you think the policy of hunting buffalo was stopped?
  11. 11. THE REALITY <ul><li>Poor farmland – rejected by homesteaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Dependent on government handouts. </li></ul><ul><li>No way for warriors to gain prestige. </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption of Indian agents. </li></ul><ul><li>Disease. </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity for some Indians (eg police) </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE REAL IDEA <ul><li>The buffalo were being destroyed outside the reservations. </li></ul><ul><li>The US government wanted to destroy Indian culture inside the reservations. </li></ul><ul><li>This policy followed five different strands. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the following diagram and pages 153-154 to explain how each strand helped to destroy the Indian way of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Which do you think was the most effective? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Educational Religious Economic Political Territorial Destruction of Indian Culture
  14. 14. Task <ul><li>Write an interview with an Indian about reservation life. Include what is frustrating about their new life and how it differs from the old. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Homework <ul><li>Finish the interview with an Indian about way of life </li></ul><ul><li>Issue 12 – The defeat of the Plains Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete ‘things to do’ on investigation 12.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Task 1 on 13.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Read 13.2 </li></ul>

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