Eastern Indian Wars

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Many know that Native Americans were forced off their lands and moved west, but how did these people react? The Red Sticks faction of the Creek nation opted to defend themselves and their lands in a series of wars called the Eastern Indian Wars. A historical website uses descriptions of various events and and artifacts to teach scholars about the 1813-1838 wars.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider using additional primary source texts along with the artifacts and images to show the different perspectives during the time period
  • Show a video or present a lecture that discusses the topic of the Eastern Indian Wars, so the information comes across in a variety of formats
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prep work by providing Internet-ready devices or printing out the website for each individual
  • Explains each artifact in-depth when learners click on the image
  • Breaks up written information with relevant graphics, keeping the content interesting