How Well Do You Know Native Americans History?

November is National Native American Heritage Month, opens a new window.  Test your knowledge of Native American history.

1. The Spaniards' arrival in North America in the 1500s brought these to the Indian tribes.    a   tepee                                          
2. A dwelling in the shape of a cone    b. Navajo
3. The daughter of Chief Powhatan who saved the founder of Jamestown Colony from death.    c. Sitting Bull
4. A dwelling associated with the Iroquois tribe.    d. Sun Dance
5. Who was known as the "Bird Woman".    e. buffalo
6. Important animal of the Plains Indians.    f. Wampanoag
7. A Northwestern tribal ceremony where great amounts of goods are given out.    g. Iroquois
8. The tribe that befriended the Pilgrims when they landed at Plymouth Rock.     h. Potlatch
9. This tribe was used during World War II to transmit secret messages in their language.    i. Seminoles
10. This tribe was undefeated in all of their battles with the U.S. government.    j. Asia
11. The name of the Five-Nation confederacy in the Northwest.    k. horses
12. Which tribe did not live on the Great Plains.      l. Pocahontas
13. The name of the famous medicine man for the Sioux tribe.    m. Sacagawea
14. A ceremony performed by many of the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains.    n. Hopi
15. According to some archaeologists the first people came to America from this continent.    o. longhouse

Answers will be posted on the November 18th blog.


Library of Congress. National American Indian Heritage Month, opens a new window