Thursday December 4

Home and Exploration:

Read The Trial of Thomas Builds-The-Fire p.93-103. Answer the reading questions using quotations and page numbers and define the vocabulary words. Take-Home essay due Monday 12/8.

  1. Why is Thomas Builds-the-Fire on trial? According to the BIA, what is so dangerous about him?
  2. According to Thomas, what happened in September 1858? What happened in May 1858?
  3. Why does Thomas get sentenced “to two concurrent life terms” in prison?
  4. What do Thomas and his stories represent? What message does this send about Native American culture?
  5. Vocabulary: corral (noun p.97), gavel (noun p.99), vicinity (noun p.100), premeditation (noun p.101)
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