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Like other American Indians, the Papagos of southern Arizona knew nothing of the wheel and its uses until the white men came. Relatively isolated in desert country, they did not begin to make much use of wheeled vehicles until shortly before 1900.

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EDWARD H. SPICER Case Study Model(HUMAN PROBLEMS in Technological ChangeA CASEBOOK Edited by EDWARD H. SPICER, RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION New York 1952)1. THE PROBLEM2. THE COURSE OF EVENTS3. RELEVANT FACTORSReferences for further studyAnswer question presented in the problem before thinking reading the rest of the case.4. THE OUTCOME5. ANALYSIS Suggestions For Study: The Formulation Of Questionshttp://web.media.mit.edu/~reilly/spicer1.htmlHUMAN PROBLEMSin Technological ChangeA CASEBOOKEdited by EDWARD H. SPICERCase One (Page 23-33)RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION New York 1952IN THE WAKE OF THE WHEEL: Introduction of the Wagon tothe Papago Indians of Southern Arizona, by Wesley L. Bliss1. THE PROBLEMLike other American Indians, the Papagos of southern Arizona knew nothing of the wheel and its uses until the white men came. Relatively isolated in desert country, they did not begin to make much use of wheeled vehicles until shortly before 1900. Their adoption came about partly as the result of a deliberate program of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. The program was successful and had far-reaching effects on the simple routine of life in the desert villages.The Indian agents correctly predicted that the Papagos would find uses for wagons but, so far as is known, no official anticipated the whole train of effects on Papago life. Hence, the introduction of the wagon was not integrated with other plans for the Indians.What immed

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