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Unit 2: Set 2. La Verendrye Visits the Mandan - Activity

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Look at the pictures and consider La Verendrye’s words.  Think carefully about how trade with Europeans for manufactured goods would change the life in the Mandan village.  Write your conclusions in the appropriate column. 


Advantage to Mandan

Disadvantage to Mandan

Metal pot





Clay pot





Metal arrow points





Stone arrow points




Dog travois





Horse travois





Beaver pelts





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