Name____________________________________________multiculturalstudies/wheeler GHOST DANCE AT WOUNDED KNEE Objective: Learn about injustices committed against Native Americans during the westward expansion of the United States. Vocabulary: Use context clues from the article to help you define the following words—if you need help, use a dictionary. 1. defiance 2. expedition 3. fetishism 4. manifest destiny 5. paternalism Short answer: 1. How did the US government view Native Americans and their culture in the mid-1800’s? How did cultural misunderstandings lead to conflict? 2. Why did Sitting Bull want to bring the Ghost Dance to his people? Why did the dance frighten the Whites? 3. How and why did things get out of hand at Wounded Knee Creek? 4. In what ways are the Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act of 1975 an expression of cultural sensitivity toward Native Americans and a step toward healing the relationship between the US government and the Native American population? Why were some Native Americans dissatisfied with this law? How do Native Americans play a significant role in this specific historical event? Discuss the overall consequences of their contribution. How did they contribute? How did it affect Native American culture?