The makers and marketers of DDT once claimed this insecticide was harmless to people. Is this true? How did DDT affect birds, including peregrine falcons? How does it affect people? Is this chemical still in use?
Should people be allowed to use falcons and other raptors to hunt?
Write two short essays taking opposite sides on this issue.
Some human hunters oppose increased raptor populations because the raptors prey on game birds like doves, ducks, quail and pheasants.
Write a short essay explaining why this attitude is right or wrong.
peregrination, migration, bird of prey, insecticide, pesticide, memoir
According to current geological theory, what causes formations like Bear Butte and the Devils Tower?
Why was the drought of the the 1930s called "The Dust Bowl?" What factors contributed to "The Dust Bowl" and what can be done to prevent another such occurrence?
Who are the Tsistsistas? How are they related to the Lakota?
In 1983, Native American religious leaders sued over improvements to Bear Butte State Park. Why did they sue? What was the outcome? What is your opinion? Write an essay supporting your point of view. (Hint: Information about this effort can be found at http://web.hamline.edu/law/lawrelign/sacred/bearb.html .