U.S. Settler Colonialism and Native American Resistance Timeline

Directions: As you examine the resources, make connections and inferences to answer to the following questions on your graphic organizer:

  • What were the methods of settler colonialism during the period?
  • How did the geography of the U.S. change during each period? How did this change correlate to regions where American Indians resided?
  • How did American Indians resist and fight for self-governance?

Purpose: By analyzing the resources, make connections and inferences to understand 1.) the importance of American Indian self-governance, 2.) the methods used by settler colonizers, 3.) how the desire for land shaped our history, and 4.) the history of resistance and resilience within American Indian communities.