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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza, Debbie Reese

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

Nonfiction | Book | YA | Published in 2019

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. A. (Chapter 1)

2. B. (Chapter 2)

3. D. (Chapter 3)

4. C. (Chapter 4)

5. D. (Chapter 4)

6. A. (Chapter 4)

7. B. (Chapter 5)

8. C. (Chapter 6)

9. C. (Chapter 6)

10. D. (Various chapters)

11. A. (Chapter 7)

12. C. (Chapter 8)

13. D. (Various chapters)

14. B. (Chapter 10)

15. A. (Chapter 10)

Long Answer

1. Ireland was used as the model in that it took over 500,000 acres of land and forbade traditional arts. It also twisted the theory of evolution to suggest that the Irish were a more primitive species. (Chapter 2)

2. Although American film and literature depicts scalping as an Indigenous practice, Dunbar-Ortiz examines the lucrative scalping business of European settlers. A settler could earn the equivalent of $3,000 per scalp—far above typical colonial work—and efforts to discourage scalping women and children were hard to enforce and ignored when inconvenient. (Chapter 4)

3. The legal battles over the Dakota Access Pipeline continue as of 2021. A 2020 lower-court decision ruled that the operation should be shut down so that the Army Corps of Engineers could complete an environmental impact study.