Like the John Brown's Legacy assessment, this question gauges the student's ability to evaluate the relevance of contextual information for determining the motivations of an author. Students must select one fact and explain how it sheds light on why Edward Curtis altered the photograph before publishing it. Students with a strong understanding of contextualization will be able to explain how the popular belief that Native Americans did not understand modern technology might have influenced Curtis's decision to alter the photograph.
The Case of the Clock Assessment
The Case of the Clock Rubric
"In a Piegan Lodge" - Library of Congress
Edward S. Curtis Photography Collection - Library of Congress