Indigenous North America Questions

Choose one nation from the list and research them online (acceptable sources include Wikipedia, tribal, government, and academic websites). Fill out the prompts below.
Name of nation:
Where are their traditional homelands?
How were they impacted by European contact?
Where are they today?
This, however, only scratches the surface of the complex relationship and history between Penn State and indigenous peoples. Penn State is a land-grant university, meaning it received financial support through the acquisition and sale of federal lands. Now read about what this means in this article from High Country News (Links to an external site.). Answer the following question.
What was the Morrill Act? How was it designed to fund universities? After reading this article, what do you think of Penn State’s land acknowledgement?
Finally, use the publicly accessible database from High Country News (Links to an external site.) to learn a little more about how Penn State benefited from this system. Find Penn State in the drop down menu and answer the following question.
How many acres from the Morrill Act benefitted Penn State?
Scroll down and find the list of tribal nations that Penn State benefited from. Answer the following questions.
How many tribal nations are there in total?
Name the top five tribal nations in terms of acreage transferred for Penn State’s benefit.
Scroll down to the list of land parcels or use the interactive map at the top of the page. Choose a land parcel and answer the following prompts.
What is the ID of your land parcel?
What tribal nation(s) is(are) related to it?
What year was it acquired by the U.S.?
Finally, tell me your opinion.
How much of this did you know before? What did you learn?
What do you think are the responsibilities of land-grant institutions such as Penn State?