We will now use the tools of Gospel
Values and Catholic Social Teaching to evaluate what happened to the indigenous
peoples in America.
We will discuss your
thoughts/reactions to the readings you will do for homework, and we will have 2
Seniors report to uswhat they
saw/learned/experienced on the Pine
Ridge Reservation this past summer.
from Religious Tolerance.org: What happened to the Native Americans
should be referred to as Genocide.
from The American Indian
Genocide Museum: Genocide: From the point of view of the tribes themselves.
article from a respected historian who questions whether or not what
happened to the American Indians should be referred to as genocide.
- Please READ (or
review if I’ve already given you this assignment) The 1st Chapter
of the Howard Zinn text (vol.1) pp 1-17.
- Then please go to the
following Links and read as much as you are able to. I will WARN you: they
contain graphic descriptions of atrocities suffered by Native Americans, so
only read what you think you can handle. Be primarily looking for the
attitudes and motivations that drove the atrocities.
- When you are finished all
of the readings, please WRITE a statement (about a paragraph) that
explains your position on whether or not the extermination of millions of
our indigenous peoples should be called ‘genocide’.