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Chapter 11 - The Early Reservation Years, 1880 - 1920


Online textbook: Chapter 11 - (.pdf)

Worksheet 1: Cause and Effect - (.pdf)

Worksheet 2: Compare and Contrast Schedules - (.pdf)

Learning from Historical Documents:

Letter from George Browning to James Brisbin, 1878, Regarding Conditions on the Crow Indian Reservation

Letter from Charles Broadwater to Martin Maginnis, 1881, Lobbying to Acquire More Tribal Land

Interesting Links

View an amazing collection of Indian boarding school photos or learn more about the history of Carlisle Indian School.

View this video on the consequences of allotment.

Try these online activities and test your knowledge of Montana's Indian tribes and reservations.


Crow Indians, 1888, photo by O. S. Goff, Fort Custer, MT, Montana Historical Society Photo Archives 955-809

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