Social Studies – Economics
Scope & Sequence:
US History (Pre-Colonial Period to Independence)
Understand the impact of the U.S. Government on the Spokane Tribe.
Play out the Allotments to people on Lot’s Reservation (Spokane Reservation)
Spokane Tribal Values
- Indian Agent
The teacher will:
Mock allotment (Actual Happened in 1908-1912)
Use Mihoko Patterson to explain the process of allotment in Japanese. Teacher will translate in English. – Transcript attached.
One Student will stand up at a time. There will be a discussion As to if this person “deserved” land. A “yes” or “no” would be discussed and decided.
Any land not allotted would become opened up to non-Indian settlement. Next lesson: Discuss the impact of allotments on Spokane Tribe. Review documents outlining the allotments. Discuss the impact of allotments for today’s tribal members.
- Debrief will be used as assessment. Class discussion.
Students will have the opportunity to bring in copies of land allotment.
Document from Wilson about Tshimikin – warren
Documents of allotments – James
Mock Allotment – Debrief afterward with students about how they felt during the allotment. Discuss impact of translations. Confusion. The criteria for getting land or not.
Lesson Assigned To:
Common Core Standards