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There are several ways to progress with posing a question about Brown's work. Most of them will, like Brown's book, trace the change of Native Americans and their perception of both settlers and themselves.

1)  Over time, how did the concept of Manifest Destiny change Native American's view of land,...

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There are several ways to progress with posing a question about Brown's work. Most of them will, like Brown's book, trace the change of Native Americans and their perception of both settlers and themselves.

1)  Over time, how did the concept of Manifest Destiny change Native American's view of land, themselves, settlers, and the concept of America?

This one is fairly broad, yet indepth.  Addressing each portion of the question would be a comprehensive examination of the book and the history contained within it.

2) How did Native American leadership change over time?  Cite specific examples in Brown's study.

This question allows an examination of the leaders of Native Americans who were cast against the changing notion of consciousness for both settlers and Native Americans.

3)  In your mind, did Native Americans experience a change of cultural values over time?  Explain your answer with textual support.

This topic analyzes how Native Americans were compelled to understand their own cultural belief system in light of settler encroachment.  How did their values withstand a massive transformation of both political identity and personal reality?

 

These questions are a good start and based off of them, you might be able to generate your own.

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