Questions for Further Exploration
Open-ended questions allow students to explore scientifically significant questions while focusing on their own interests. Here are a few questions that are important to understanding the story of gold mining on the Fort Belknap Reservation.
- How has gold mining affected the culture of the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine peoples?
Cultural Heritage webpage.
- Why did gold mining begin, and why did it take place on the Fort Belknap Reservation?
Gold Deposits webpage and the Exploration and Development History webpage.
- What impacts could occur as a result of gold mining?
Environmental Impacts webpage and the Human Health webpage.
- What policies have been put into effect to aid the people of the Fort Belknap Reservation, and what policies could aid in the future?
Image 1 - Assiniboine Woman. Photo courtesy of Fort Belknap Nation. Image 2 - Assiniboine Chief. Photo courtesy of Fort Belknap Nation. Image 3 - Kill Spotted Horse, Assiniboine Tribe. Photo courtesy of Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library. Image 4 - The Boy and Short Man-Gros Ventre, 1900. Photo by Edward S. Curtis.