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What were the goals of the American Indian Movement? A) passage of legislation granting...

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bellchy12 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 24, 2011 at 5:36 AM via web

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What were the goals of the American Indian Movement?

A) passage of legislation granting better access to education and giving reservations resources to attract tourism

B) reestablishment of Indian ownership of Alcatraz Island and portions of Alaska

C) a renewal of traditional cultures, economic independence, and better education for Native Americans

D) an end to the termination policy and control over natural resources

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 24, 2011 at 6:42 AM (Answer #1)

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Of the answers you give here, many are partially correct.  However, the best overall answer is C.

According to the link below, the following things were the main goals of the American Indian Movement:

...the sovereignty of Native American lands and peoples; preservation of their culture and traditions; and enforcement of all treaties with the United States.

These goals are best reflected in answer C.

Parts of the other answers are true.  Activists from the American Indian Movement did occupy Alcatraz in 1969.  The AIM was opposed to the the termination policy of the US government.  However, neither of these answers really captures the main obectives of the movement.  Instead, C is best because it is the most general statement of the movement's desire to preserve Native American culture and to generally improve the situation of American Indians.

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