OSAGE LANDS - PAST
Osage Ancestral LandsGrades 3-12 Social Studies
Students interpret thematic map of extensive Osage Ancestral lands.
Osage Ceded LandsGrades 3-12 Social Studies
Students interpret later map of lands ceded to U.S. government during colonial periods, including the U.S. government nonadherence to treaties and devastating cultural and population losses due to land loss, disease and starvation.
Ideology of Colonialism: Essay Qs on Taking of Indian LandsGrades 8-12 Social Studies Language Arts Reading & Writing
Students examine the rationales at the time given for colonialism and the taking of Native American lands.
Little House on Prairie - Myth vs RealityGrades 8-12 Social Studies Language Arts Reading & Writing
Students examine factual context vs. romanticized The Little House on the Prairie story - when settlers were illegally taking Osage lands during period of great violence against the Osage.
- Myth vs. Reality reading - compare & contrast
- White Savagery -McAuliffe reading
- Little House - Matching passages to myths + Essay Q on savagery
- Little House - Matching passages to myths - KEY
Osage Lands & Minerals -1872 to TodayGrades 8-12 Social Studies Language Arts Reading & Writing
Students evaluate the Osage’s successful purchase in 1872 of the present reservation in Oklahoma, important mineral reservation during allotment period and ending of communal lands, and impact of discovery of oil.