Island Dig



Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:24AM PST (-0800 GMT)
With the arrival of European explorers, and then settlers, the California Indians were forced to share a land they had once stood free to enjoy. What happed to the Indians once settlers arrived ? How did the two peoples interact? What problems arose? Who tried to solve these problems? These types of questions do not always yield pleasant answers, but, they show us how important it is to understand history so we do not repeat our mistakes. (see if you can discover the names the men in this picture as you work through this DIG)

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #1 - How many Native Californians were there when the explorers and settlers arrived ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #2 - How many remained by the beginning of the Gold Rush? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #3 - How many remained by the Civil War period of the 1860s? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:26AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #4 - Name this famous Native American who was the last of his tribe to survive. What happened to him in his life and who did he turn to for protection? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:27AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #5 - In North Eastern California, the Modoc Indian War took place and was a shame felt by the US Military, citizens, and government. Why was this war fought, who wanted it and why? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:27AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #6 - Name this author who was so outraged by the poor treatment of the Indians that she petitioned the US Congress for better treatment? And then when that failed, wrote a famous book to help all Americans better understand the Indian Issues at the end of the 1800s. Who does she say made a promise to protect the Native Peoples that Americans were obligated to uphold ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:28AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #7 - This author, relatively unknown, wrote a book that contains some of the most satirical and revealing insights into how even the US Government Agencies established to help solve the Indian Issues ended up employing men who stole land, food, and money that should have gone to the Native Peoples. What is satire? How is it used to help people deal with difficult issues? And what does this author say came of the treaties made with the Indians ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:28AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE # 8 - Sometimes the Indians rebelled when treated so poorly they just could bear it no longer. Tell us about this uprising of Channel Islands region Chumash what caused it, what happened, and how was it resolved? Eventually this specific Mission, where the trouble began, gave the Indians land and this was how they were able to later establish a protective reservation and not end up homeless. button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 15, 8:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #9 - Today, the Indian tribes of California are regaining independent economies largely through casino attractions, and they in turn are funding better health, education, and cultural resources that benefit their own people and visitors to their land. Camp Internet encourages classrooms in the Southern California region to visit this beautiful preserve owned by which tribe of Native Peoples? button

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