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Native American Indians Quiz

Challenging and educational quiz about tribes, culture and history of Native Americans 12 Questions.

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Which present-day state was known officially in the 19th century as 'Indian Territory'?

  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming
  • North Dakota

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What is the better-known name of the great Sioux chief who was called 'Curly' as a boy?

  • Red Cloud
  • Sitting Bull
  • Little Thunder
  • Crazy Horse

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What was a Navaho 'hogan'?

  • Stew
  • Dwelling
  • Horse
  • Dance

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Quanah Parker was of mixed blood but he is often acclaimed as the last great leader of which tribe?

  • Seminole
  • Crow
  • Comanche
  • Blackfoot

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Indians once used 'wampum' for money but what was 'wampum'?

  • Strings of shells painted black
  • Strings of shells painted white
  • Strings of shells painted purple
  • All of the above

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The Choctaws, Seminoles, Cherokees and Creeks were four of the 'Five Civilised Tribes'.. which was the fifth?

  • Chickasaw
  • Crow
  • Apache
  • Comanche

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In which state would you find the Omaha reservation?

  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming

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Who wrote 'A Century of Dishonor' the classic statement of American injustice to the Indians?

  • Lydia Maria Child
  • Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Mary Bonney

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Where was chief Sitting Bull killed?

  • Rosebud reservation
  • Pine Ridge reservation
  • Standing Rock reservation
  • Cheyenne River reservation

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For which ceremony did all the bands of the Sioux tribe unite annually?

  • The Rain Dance
  • The Fertility Dance
  • The Happiness Dance
  • The Sun Dance

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Which American general, who later became President, won the Battle of Horseshoe Bend?

  • James Madison
  • James Monroe
  • Andrew Jackson
  • John Quincy Adams

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What is the name given to the ceremonial distribution of gifts practised by some tribes?

  • Potlatch
  • Potluck
  • Potblack
  • Potbellied