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Until recently, it was thought that the Cherokee, a Native American tribe, were compelled to (i)_____Euro-American culture during the 1820s. During that decade, it was supposed, White missionaries arrived and, together with their part-Cherokee intermediaries, forced Cherokee tribes to (ii)_____the benefits of “civilization” and the United States government actively promoted acculturation by (iii)_____the Cherokee to switch from hunting to settled agriculture, an agricultural form which is more common in Euro-American Culture. This view was based on the assumption that the end of a Native American group's economic and political autonomy would automatically mean the end of its cultural autonomy as well.

A assimilate D accept G encouraging
B differentiate E dismiss H suppressing
C attack F doubt I doubt

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