SAT Subject US History Practice Question 445: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 445

66. The American Indian movement of the 1970s accomplished which of the following?

A. Took permanent control of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs
B. Recovered thousands of acres of ancestral tribal lands in Maine and New Mexico
C. Won a lawsuit over an incident at Wounded Knee, South Dakota
D. Burned a replica of the Pilgrim ship Mayflowerin Boston harbor
E. Established the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The American Indian movement helped tribes initiate lawsuits in which they eventually recovered huge tracts of their ancestral lands from the U.S. government.

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