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Colorado History

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Jeremiah Johnson

 

Mr. Sedivy's Movie Policy

ANY student with closed eyes is considered a "sleeper" and as such will be publicly identified and humiliated. As you can see, a sleeper will not earn the respect and adoration of his or her fellow students. Do the worksheet and enjoy the film.

Note: The entire class (all for one and one for all) will then be assigned a 5 to 7 paragraph essay titled "Jeremiah Johnson Hollywood or History."

 

Important Facts/Points Discussed in the Movie

Where is Jeremiah Johnson from?

What type and caliber of Rifle did Jeremiah Johnson inherit from "Hatchet Jack?"

Name of the Mountain Man who befriended Jeremiah Johnson.

Name of the first Indian tribe that Jeremiah Johnson comes in contact.

What is the boy's name?

Who is buried up to his neck in sand?

Why does Jeremiah Johnson marry a Flat Head?

Is Jeremiah Johnson a religious man?

What animals attack Jeremiah Johnson and his horses?

Why does Jeremiah Johnson shave his beard?

I wish that darn boy would talk already!

What war does Jeremiah Johnson ask about?

How is a crow burial site guarded?

Why does Jeremiah Johnson burn the family cabin?

Why does Jeremiah Johnson only kill one Indian at a time after his initial revenge?

What do the Crow leave at the cabins in tribute to Jeremiah Johnson? Why?


Historically Jeremiah Johnson ate the livers of his crow victims. He was known as "Liver Eating Johnson."

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- Colorado History In Depth -
Lecture Notes, Reading, and Information:

| The Cheyenne Migration to Colorado |
| The Gratlan Affair, Massacre, Fort Laramie Treaty |

The Cheyenne Social Club
| A Cheyenne War Story: Wolf Road, the Runner |
| Cheyenne Traditions and Beliefs, Sacred Stories |
| Horses, Warriors, War Pipe, Sweatlodge Ceremony |
| Cheyenne War Parties and Battle Tactics |
| The Scalp Dance and Other Cheyenne Dances |

Fort Union
| The Sante Fe Trail and Fort Union |
| Sumner - Ninth Military Department / The First Fort Union |
| Early Arrivals to Fort Union, Daily Life at Fort Union |
| Captain Grover - The New Fort Union, the Confederate Threat |
| Fort Union Arsenal, William Shoemaker, End of Fort Union |

Americans from the East
| Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase |
| The Expedition of Zebulon Pike |
| Pikes Peak or Bust / Colorado Gold Rush |

Colorado's Role in the US Civil War
| The Civil War, Fort Wise / Fort Lyon |
| Mace's Hole, Colonel Canby, F.C.V.R. | Fort Weld |
| The Pet Lambs, John Chivington |
| General Henry Sibly, Battle of Valverde, Fort Union |

Cripple Creek District Labor Strikes
| The Western Federation of Miners / State Militia |
| The 1893 - 1894 Strike | The Strike of 1903 - 1904 |
| The Mine Owners Association |
| Crimes and Military Rule in the Cripple Creek District |
| Marshall Law in Cripple Creek District / End of the Strike |
Early Cripple Creek District
| Photos, Fire, and Life in Cripple Creek |
| Other Colorful Towns in the Cripple Creek District:
Gillett - Colorado's Only Bullfight, Victor, Independence
|
| A Guide to the Miners' Gritty Lingo |

More Colorado History Information
| Bent's Fort Photos, Personalities, Plans, and More |

| What Was Easter Like at Bent's Fort? |
| Colorado Trivia, Miscellaneous Old Photos,
Western Personalities, Forts, and More
|

| Lullabies for Jittery Cows - Cowboy Ballads |
| Heraldry of the Branding Iron |
| Project Aims to Clear Infamous Cannibal, Alferd Packer |
|
Lead Gives Alferd Packer's Story More Weight |
| Legendary Colorado Love Stories: Baby Doe Tabor & More |
| Colorado Pioneer Women: Elizabeth Byers |
| Early Denver Jokes / The History of April Fools' Day |

Colorado History Book Review Info
| Colorado History Book Review List |
Sample Critical Book Reviews

| Bent | Summit |

Colorado History Research Activity
| Sand Creek |

Colorado Geography Activities / Worksheets
| Colorado Map Activity | Mountain Passes | Mining Camps |
| Mineral Names | Fun Names | Indian Names | Spanish Names |

Relevant Colorado History Movies - Viewer Worksheets
| Pueblo Cliff Dwellers | Little Big Man |
| A Man Called Horse | Jeremiah Johnson |

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