Destiny vs. the Ghost Dance

Manifest Destiny was a 19th-century American belief that put the United States government and mainstream Americans in direct conflict with Native American peoples. The emergence of the Ghost Dance is one manifestation of this clash of cultures. Considering the textbook and online materials, discuss these issues in the questions below. Number your responses. Write 4-5 sentences for each question. What were the two opposing positions in this conflict over land and rights: Manifest Destiny vs. the Ghost Dance? Explain each position. What was the outcome of this dispute? How is the Ghost Dance dress pictured in your book symbolic of the conflict? What meanings did it have for the people who wore it?




Sample Solution