Content Standard 2: The student will evaluate the major political and economic events that transformed the land and its people from early contact through Indian Removal and its aftermath.
Summarize and analyze the role of river transportation to early trade and mercantile settlements including Chouteau’s Trading Post at Three Forks.
Describe the major trading and peacekeeping goals of early military posts including Fort Gibson
Analyze the motivations for removal of American Indians and the passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830; trace the forced removal of American Indian nations, including the impact on the tribal nations removed to present-day Oklahoma and tribal resistance to the forced relocations.
Describe the consequences of Indian Removal on intertribal relationships with western nations, such as the Osage, Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne and Arapaho.