The Indian New Deal Unit Plan

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In 1933 John Collier was appointed commissioner of Indian Affairs. He initiated a number of reforms that became known as the Indian New Deal. As Americans we can learn how federal policies can impact a group of people by studying the effects of this reform movement on the Havasupai Indians of the Grand Canyon region. These lessons enable students to explore how past decisions concerning Grand Canyon can inform future decisions regarding the area and her peoples.

 

The Indian New Deal Lesson Plan

John Collier in Commissioners of Indian Affairs, 1824-1977

John Collier Reading Guide

John Collier Reading Guide Answer Key

Preamble to the Indian Reorganization Act, June 18, 1934

Dawes Severalty Act, 1887

Constitution and By-Laws of the Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona

Havasupai Constitution and By-Laws Discussion Guide

Havasupai Constitution and By-Laws Discussion Guide Answer Key

A Brief Historyof Havasupai Formal Political Organization

Havasupai Political History Discussion Guide

Havasupai Political History Discussion Guide Answer Key