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From the list given, your group's job is to research the person and either defend or prosecute one side of the issue.
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Your Assignment

Below are a list of people and events that are important to the history of the west.  Your group's job is to research the person and either defend or prosecute one side of the issue.  The "issue" will be decided in front of a "selected jury" during a class "trial."

George Armstron Custer > Arrogant or Ignorant?

Wyatt Earp > Law Maker or Law Breaker?

Jesse James > "Robin Hood" or "Robbing Hood"?

Chief Joseph > Renegade or Protector?

Henry Dawes > Indian Friend or Land Grabber/Villian?

"Buffalo Bill" Cody > Historical Hero or Businessman?

Sitting Bull > Indian Hero or Overrate Chief?

Billy the Kid > Out of Control Teenager or Cold Blooded Killer?

 

Ebooks

Cover Art
Notorious Lives - Carl L. Bankston (Editor)
Call Number: 364.1092
ISBN: 9781587653209
Publication Date: 2007-01-01


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