How did the situation of Native Americans change in the years 1860-1890?Key Questions considered: What was the situation for Native Americans in 1860? What were the main developments which impacted Native American society in the years after the Civil War? How much had Native American society changed by 1890? Content covers: Brief recap of situation by 1860. Key developments and their impact: treaties and the ‘Indian Wars’ of the 1860s/70s, westward expansion and resources, actions of settlers, Dawes Act and Americanisation. Analysis: Assessment of extent of change by 1860.
Professor Richard Carwardine