Us History

After reading this week’s pages in the text and two of the website readings—“Kill the Indian and Save the Man” and Zitkala-Sa’s Memoir—examine the UN definition of genocide. It can be found here: https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.shtml

Now a imagine a tribunal at the UN’s International Criminal Court (ICC). The US government of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is on trial for committing genocide against Native Americans. (Ignore the fact that the ICC was not founded until 2002.) Make your case, either for the prosecution (yes, the US government committed genocide as defined by the UN) or the defense (no, the US government did not commit genocide as defined by the UN). Be sure to use evidence from the textbook and the two website documents.