Were the Douglas Treaties and the Numbered Treaties fairly negotiated?

In this critical challenge, students review background information about the transfer of land ownership negotiated between Aboriginal leaders and government officials with the Douglas Treaties (1850-1854) and the Numbered Treaties (1871-1877). Students then use evidence found in primary and secondary source documents to identify key events and conditions surrounding the negotiation of these treaties and to evaluate their fairness.

Subjects:
History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Middle (7-9), Senior (10-12)
Intended User:
Teacher
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