Access to History for the IB Diploma. Civil rights and by Vivienne Sanders

By Vivienne Sanders

A re-creation for HL alternative 2, heritage of the Americas, subject 17: Civil rights and social routine within the Americas post-1945
The popular IB degree historical past sequence, combining compelling narratives with educational rigor.
An authoritative and interesting narrative, with the widest number of assets at this point, supporting scholars to enhance their wisdom and analytical talents. This moment variation provides:
- trustworthy, transparent and in-depth narrative from subject specialists
- research of the historiography surrounding key debates
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For example, scattered bands of poor, illiterate Utah Paiutes were ‘terminated’ because it was believed there was oil and uranium on their land. indb 28 05/12/2012 12:40 Chapter 1: Native Americans and civil rights in the Americas Lack of progress Indians made less progress than African Americans in the Eisenhower years because: l African Americans had more contact with whites and used white traditions such as national organization and litigation (see Chapter 2). l Native Americans were fewer, less urbanized, and culturally disoriented.

The Nixon administration took notice (see page 33). KEY TERM Sioux Native American tribe, mostly resident in the Great Plains. Mohawk Native American, resident on the US and Canadian east coasts. AIM and the occupation of Wounded Knee 1973 In 1890, Sioux people were massacred at the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In 1973, Wounded Knee was occupied by around 300 Sioux people in order to publicize the reservation’s problems. It had over 50 per cent unemployment and exceptionally high suicide and alcoholism rates.

That decision was upheld by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, but rejected by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1999, which ruled that he had a treaty right to a ‘moderate livelihood’ from the natural resources of his region. This ruling led to tension, bitterness and violence in some maritime communities when non-Native fishermen and fisheries and oceans officials tried to stop Mi’ kmaq lobster fishers claiming their ‘treaty right’. l The federal government was slow to settle any land claims but especially those by non-treaty Indians who lacked reserves or treaty Indians who claimed more territory than the government allotted them.

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