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Our State (South Dakota): A History for the Sixth Grade
Our State A History for the Sixth Grade - South Dakota Author:Matilda Tarleton Barker A 1941 reprint of a 1937 textbook of sixth grade history for South Dakota public school students. Each chapter includes black and white photographs, a concluding summary, suggested activities, and test questions. — Table of Contents: — 1. Mother Nature's Diary — 2. Indians of South Dakota — 3. White Men Come to South Dakota — 4. Famous People with L... more »ewis and Clark
5. The Fur Trade Begins
6. Soldiers, Warriors, and Fur Traders
7. Missionaries Among the Sioux
8. Famous Persons Visit South Dakota
9. Territorial Claims and Transfers
10. First Towns in South Dakota
11. Life of Early Settlers
12. Troubles Between Red Men and White
13. Political Leaders in Territory
14. Military Leaders in Territory
15. South Dakota Becomes a State
16. Political Leaders in State's History
17. South Dakota's Part in Our Country's Wars
18. Scenic Wonders of the State
19. Beauty Spots Not in Black Hills
20. Business Ventures in South Dakota
21. More Troubles with the Red Men
22. Recent Laws in South Dakota
23. Recent Happenings in South Dakota
24. The New Deal in South Dakota
25. The Red Man in South Dakota
26. Accomplishments of Noted Citizens
Activities from the end of Chapter 2:
1. Choose the part of Longfellow's "Hiawatha" that you like best and read it aloud before the class. Practice reading it aloud at home first.
2. Tell and Indian legend.
3. Tell the story of the hunt as an old Indian might tell it to his grandson.
4. Write a paragraph on one of these topics:
A. I wish I were living as an Indian boy (or girl) lived one hundred years ago.
B. I am glad I was not an Indian boy (or girl) one hundred years ago.
5. Sketch a Sioux camp or a Ree village.
6. Build a model tepee or a Ree home.
Test Questions from the end of Chapter 2:
1. Name the first Indians to live in South Dakota.
2. Describe a Ree home.
3. Where did the Sioux come from? What is their real name? Where did the word "Sioux" originate?
4. Describe live in a Sioux home long ago.
5. What was the Sun Dance?
6. Tell all you can of the medicine men.
7. What necessary things did the Sioux secure from the buffaloes they killed?
8. Were crimes numerous among the Sioux before they came in contact with the whites? Explain.
The author was County Superintendent of Todd County, S.D.
From the author's preface:
"As the student learns the history of his state, we hope he will be impressed by the hardships already overcome in its development, and will feel urged to use his own talents and ability in solving the problems ahead. Our state is young. Its best days are ahead. Our difficulties will be overcome and a new order established, and we who are living now are having a part in the task. Our future history depends upon the kind of a job we do. -M.T.B."« less