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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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Answer Key

Introduction-Chapter 2

Reading Check

1. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 (Introduction)

2. 3 million (Introduction)

3. Mesoamerica, the Andes, and eastern North America (Chapter 1)

4. Corn (Chapter 1)

Short Answer

1. Europeans traveled to the Western Hemisphere in search of freedom and a better life. This is known as the Doctrine of Discovery. (Introduction)

2. These cultural artifacts portray Indigenous people as dead or defeated, when in fact they are still a sizable population that continues to resist settler colonialism. (Introduction)

3. Early European peasants were encouraged by Pope Urban II and other leaders to go to war against Muslim nations, seeking power and gold as a symbol of wealth. These conditions led peasants to adopt a “culture of conquest,” having them seek out status by pillaging and plundering foreign lands. (Chapter 2)

Chapters 3-5

Reading Check

1. Cultists (Chapter 3)

2. 1630 (Chapter 3)

3. Irregular warfare (Chapter 4)

4. 1783 (Chapter 5)

Short Answer

1. The Ulster Scots are an ethnic group from the province of Ulster in Ireland, and much of the United States’ political and expansionist forces are traceable to the Ulster Scots who colonized Northern Ireland.