Washington State American Indian History and Government
The relationship between the United States government and the American Indian tribes that exist within its borders contains several eras that reflect changing policy approaches. For each era listed below, briefly describe the policy approach and provide an example from Washington State's history.

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What high school do you currently attend? *
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Between 1790 and 1846 is considered an era of "Mutual Engagement and Exchange" between Americans and American Indians. *
Briefly describe the policy approach during the era mentioned above and provide an example from Washington State's history.
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Between 1847 and 1887 is considered an era of "Westward Expansion and Indian Relocation." *
Briefly describe the policy approach during the era mentioned above and provide an example from Washington State's history.
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Between 1887 and 1934 is considered an era of "Allotment and Assimilation." *
Briefly describe the policy approach during the era mentioned above and provide an example from Washington State's history.
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Between 1934 and 1953 is considered an era of "Indian Reorganization." *
Briefly describe the policy approach during the era mentioned above and provide an example from Washington State's history.
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Between 1953 and 1964 is considered an era of "Tribal Termination." *
Briefly describe the policy approach during the era mentioned above and provide an example from Washington State's history.
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From 1964 to the present is considered an era of "Tribal Self-Determination." *
Briefly describe the policy approach during the era mentioned above and provide an example from Washington State's history.
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Over 150 years ago, many American Indian tribes in Washington State signed treaties that gave up land in exchange for national sovereignty rights. To what degree have treaties promoted the interests of American Indians? *
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