WK3 Final Project Framework Worksheet This worksheet will help you prepare for your final project by organizing the information that you’ll need for your final paper and walking you through the process of defining your topic


WK3 Final Project Framework Worksheet
This worksheet will help you prepare for your final project by organizing the information that you’ll need for your final paper and walking you through the process of defining your topic, researching and analyzing primary and secondary sources, crafting a thesis, and creating an annotated bibliography. Once you have completed the worksheet submit it to the online classroom for grading.
After your instructor has graded the worksheet, please be sure to use it and the feedback provided to you by your instructor as you construct your final project.1. Statement of Topic:
What topic will you be researching for your final project? You have the choice of:
African Americans
Native Americans
Women
Immigrants
You must choose only ONE of the above groups. Which group have you chosen?
Native Americans___
2. Events
You will need to choose at least 4 specific events that you plan to discuss in your final project. You should choose events that show how life in the United States changed over time for the group that you chose. Two events must be from the period between 1877 and 1945 and two events must be from the period 1945 to the present. On this worksheet and in your final project, be sure to discuss the events you’ve chosen in the order that they happened. This will help you put together a project that makes historical sense.
Event 1: 1877 to 1945
Event: Congress passes the Dawes Act
When: When did the event happen? Did it happen on a specific date? During a specific decade? February 8, 1887 ___
Where: Where did the event happen? In a specific city, state, or region of the country? Throughout the country? _____The Act was signed in United States Congress____
Who: Who were the main people involved in the event? What specific group of people was involved? Are there specific individuals associated with this event?
__ Senator Henry Dawes of Massachusetts authored the Act, President Grover Cleveland signed the Act into law.____
Why: What events or issues contributed to this event happening? __Signed with the intention of improving the Native American lives. However. The Dawes Act was the culmination of decades of efforts by the federal government to remove and relocate Indian nations from their ancestral homelands as the tide of European settlement in America moved from the Northeast to the South and West._______________
How: How is this event historically significant? __Further limits of the freedoms of the Native Americans continued through several decades. The purpose of integrating the Native Americans into ‘civilized’ Americans lead to education, while stripping the Natives of their culture and heritage. These restrictions lead to poor health as well as malnutrition as the land given to the Natives were generally unfit for farming. ________
Event 2: 1877 to 1945
Event: _The first authorized investigation into the Native American affairs was requested by the Secretary of the Interior since the 1850s.___
When: when did the event happen? Did it happen on a specific date? During a specific decade?
__This investigative survey report was submitted February 21, 1928, after a seven month long independent investigation.___
Where: Where did the event happen? In a specific city, state, or region of the country? Throughout the country? __The survey team visited 95 reservations, schools, hospitals, or other Native American agencies within 23 states.____________
Who: Who were the main people involved in the event? What specific group of people was involved? Are there specific individuals associated with this event? __The Institute for Government Research (later becoming known as Brookings Institution) was commissioned to carry out the initiative. To remain independent of government bias, the Rockefeller Foundation funded the project. Lewis Meriam was appointed as the technical director of the survey team. The survey team was made up of specialists of various specialties, included Ray A. Brown, Henry Roe Cloud, Edward E. Dale, Emma Duke, Dr. Herbert Edwards, Fayette A. McKenzie, Mary L. Mark, W. Carson Ryan, Jr. and William J. Spillman. The Honorable Hubert Work received the 847 page report.____
Why: What events or issues contributed to this event happening?
By the 1920s it was obvious to the most casual observer that there were major economic, social, and health problems on the reservations. America’s prosperity was not reaching Indian people. The poverty on the reservations was undeniable to any who had even a causal relationship with them. The Secretary of the Interior thus authorized an economic and social study of Indian conditions._
How: How is this event historically significant?
Overall, the Meriam Report set the stage for a new era in Indian policy, specifically the Indian Reorganization Act, in an era in which policy could be based on actual data rather than ideological or theological fantasies. President Hoover asked that additional fund be provided for adequate food and clothing of the school aged children. A reform package was initiated, based on the recommendations within the Meriam Report. The report also made a strong impression with influential effects on the strong criticism of the Dawes Act. This report started the pathway for better opportunities, ability to engage in the culture to which the Native Americans have had to forsake, and social engagement within the white society.
Event 3: 1945 to the present
Event: _1973 Occupation of Wounded Knee___
When: When did the event happen? Did it happen on a specific date? During a specific decade?
_This event occurred from February 27, 1973 and lasted for 71 days.__
Where: Where did the event happen? In a specific city, state, or region of the country? Throughout the country?
_The occupation took place on South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation, the same village of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.___
Who: Who were the main people involved in the event? What specific group of people was involved? Are there specific individuals associated with this event?
_250 Sioux Native Americans were led by the American Indian Movement (AIM) members.___
Why: What events or issues contributed to this event happening?
_The organization AIM went on a series of protests throughout the United States, in an effort to demand for the reorganization of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and to also to demand for stricter observance of past treaties between the government and the Native Americans.__________
How: How is this event historically significant?
The Native American tribes won significant settlements that involved tribal land claims from the federal and state governments. However, nothing resulted in regard to honoring any other broken treaties between the Native Americans and the government.

Event 4: 1945 to the present
Event:
American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments of 1994 was passed.____
When: when did the event happen? Did it happen on a specific date? During a specific decade?
_October 6, 1994____
Where: Where did the event happen? In a specific city, state, or region of the country? Throughout the country? _Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembly.____
Who: Who were the main people involved in the event? What specific group of people was involved? Are there specific individuals associated with this event?
_Senate and House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress members._____
Why: What events or issues contributed to this event happening? _
Twenty-two states had not conformed or protected the ceremonial rights of Indian religious practitioners in regard to the use of peyote. ___________
How: How is this event historically significant?
_Native American practitioners were now protected under the laws of the United States to use, possess, or transport peyote for the traditional religious purposes. Furthermore, all Native Americans were also protected from prosecution or discrimination for engaging in the use, possession or transporting of peyote. Native Americans were able to freely practice their religious ceremonies and beliefs without fear of retribution.________
3. Sources
You will need to locate two primary sources and two secondary sources related to your topic. Use the primary source analysis tool for help with analyzing primary sources.
Primary Sources
APA Citation for Primary Source 1:
Provide the APA citation for your source. Here are some examples of APA citations.
An Act to Provide for the Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians on the Various Reservations (General Allotment Act or Dawes Act), Electronic Record; Statutes at Large 24, 388-91, NADP Document A1887. Retrieved from http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=50#
Annotation for Primary Source 1:
Provide an annotation explaining what the source is, where it came from, what this source can tell us about your topic, what questions it raises, and how this source will help you prove your thesis. Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to. Here are some examples of annotations.
An Act to Provide for the Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians on the Various Reservations (General Allotment Act or Dawes Act), Statutes at Large 24, 388-91, NADP Document A1887.
This primary source document provides the wording and stipulations on what were used in creating the Dawes Act of 1887. Found on the www.ourdocument.gov websites, this provides a firsthand look at the document, the various sections that pertain to specific tribes in regard to how various tribes are excluded. It shows how the intentions and purpose for the Act, stipulations, and what is was ‘negotiated’, and how the land was divided throughout the tribal communities or reservations._
This document, and the information provided within it, will support my descriptions of how the American exceptionalism had a negative effect on the Native American lives during the years of 1877-1945.__
APA Citation for Primary Source 2:
Provide the APA citation for your source. Here are some examples of APA citations.Brookings Institution. The Problem of Indian Administration: Report of a Survey made at the request of Honorable Hubert Work, Secretary of the Interior, and submitted to him, February 21, 1928 Electronic Record (Baltimore, Md., The Johns Hopkins Press, 1928). Online facsimile at: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED087573.pdf
Annotation for Primary Source 2:
Provide an annotation explaining what the source is, where it came from, what this source can tell us about your topic, what questions it raises, and how this source will help you prove your thesis. Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to. Here are some examples of annotations.

_This primary source is the report of a survey conducted and recommendations on various tribes economic and social conditions, presented to the Secretary of the Interior, Honorable Hubert Work, on February 21, 1928. This report in PDF format is found on the Institute of Education Sciences website and was written and presented by Lewis Merian. Its findings and recommendations on education, economic development, family and community life, and other social concerns were the basis for the 1934 Wheeler-Howard Act that redirected federal Indian policy.

This document and the information provided within it will support my claims of how the American exceptionalism had a negative effect on the Native Americans during the years of 1877-1945.

Secondary Sources
APA Citation for Secondary Source 1:
Provide the APA citation for your source. Here are some examples of APA citations.Dalia Tsuk, (2001).Pluralisms: The Indian New Deal as a Model, 1 U. Md. L.J. Race Relig. Gender ; Class 393. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/rrgc/vol1/iss2/4
Annotation for Secondary Source 1:
Provide an annotation explaining what the author’s thesis is, how they prove their thesis, and how this source will help you prove your thesis. Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to. Here are some examples of annotations.

_This article is found University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class. The author’s thesis proposes to bring a greater understanding of the various efforts of forming legal mechanisms for diversity and acceptance of those differences. Focused on the Indian Reorganization Act, the author examines the Indian New Deal legislation, the history of pluralism in America and the support of the New Deal.
This article I will use in my final project in discussing the Meriam Report, which had provided a good portion of the data that the Indian Reorganization Act was based on.

APA Citation for Secondary Source 2:
Provide the APA citation for your source. Here are some examples of APA citations.Winlow, H. (2013). ‘Strangers on their own land’: Ideology, Policy, and Rational Landscapes in the United States, 1825-1934. Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, (1), 47.Annotation for Secondary Source 2:
Provide an annotation explaining what the author’s thesis is, how they prove their thesis, and how this source will help you prove your thesis. Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to. Here are some examples of annotations.

In this article in the Project MUSE database, the author’s thesis introduces three perspective that led to the exclusion of the Native American from the European Americans. These perspectives include the European American’s ideological dominance, policies, and a case study of the Native American territory. The author supports her claims with a theoretical framework and primary sources. This article will help support my own discussion related to life before and after the Meriam Report for the Native Americans. Manifest destiny and racial assumptions are covered in the factor of ideology. Winlow discusses policies such as the 1887 General Allotment Act for example, as well as other Acts, specifically in the event of passing the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
In my final project, I will use this to compare the Native American economic and social well-being before and after the Meriam Report, and how other reforms were based on this report.___
4. Thesis Statement
Once you have analyzed your sources, consult the AWC’s “Thesis Statement” and use the writing center’s Thesis Generator to craft a thesis on your topic, based on your findings from your sources.

Please remember that there are primary listed in the Week3 Discussion Board 1. You are free to use one or more of those primary sources or you may find your own. You are also welcome to use the secondary sources throughout the course listed as “recommended sources.”
Thesis:
Native Americans have had to struggle and fight for their rights because of the integration of Native Americans into civilize Americans with the Dawes Act, resulting in the Brookings Institution investigation and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, despite the 1973 Occupation of Wounded Knee.