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Article; First People

Read First People’s pp. 225-237, think critically and write three full paragraphs in the textbox below that answer the following questions (one paragraph for each question):

1. What do these documents reveal about the pressures and dilemmas Indian communities faced at the beginning of the American Revolution? Was neutrality a viable option for Indian peoples during the Revolution? What would you have done in their situation?
2. How did western Indians view U.S. dealings with the Indians in the decade after the American Revolution?
3. What does Saukamappee’s account reveal about Native perceptions of smallpox? What does it suggest about the multiples impacts of the disease in Indian societies?