Like the Unions in Paterson, New Jersey assessment, this question gauges whether students can source and contextualize a document. Students must first examine an account of the interactions between American traders and Native Americans, then determine which facts can help them evaluate the account's reliability. Successful students will explain that the second-hand nature of Farnham's account (Fact 2), and that his strong interest in gaining territory for the American flag (Fact 3), could affect the reliability of the document.
Traders in the West
Traders in the West Assessment
Traders in the West Rubric
"Travels in the Great Western Prairies" - Library of Congress