Discuss what the California Dream Means to Indigenous Peoples,

1) Describe the comparison the author, Cutcha Risling-Baldy, makes between California Indians and the show, “The Walking Dead” in her article “Why I Teach ‘The Walking Dead’ in my Native Studies Classes.” How does the article connect to the history we’ve learned so far? What solutions/conclusions does the author make?

2) According to the author, Olivia Chilcote, in her article “What the California Dream Means to Indigenous Peoples,” what exactly is the California Dream? How does the Indigenous perspective of the California Dream differ from other perspectives? How does the article connect to the history we’ve learned so far? What solutions/conclusions does the author make?

3) In the story “The Twins from the Sea” from our textbook, what themes did you notice? What was the main idea or take-away? How does the story connect to our key terms or the history we’ve learned so far?

4) In the story “This Land Here” from our textbook, what themes did you notice? What was the main idea or take-away? How does the story connect to our key terms or the history we’ve learned so far?

5) Lastly, reflect on your overall thoughts/reactions to this week’s materials wrapping up our discussions on the California Missions, the California Gold Rush, and California Statehood/The California Dream.

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