• The Sixth Grade Digital Suitcase contains three lessons exploring Dawes Act & Homestead Act. It addresses the following standard and benchmark:


    Benchmark: Describe MN and federal American Indian policy of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and its impact on Anishinaabe and Dakota people, especially in the areas of education, land ownership and citizenship.

    Focus of Lesson 1:  An overview of the culture and history of Anishinaabe and Dakota people in Minnesota.

    Focus of Lesson 2: The Homestead Act

    Focus of Lesson 3: The Dawes/Nelson Act