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Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans

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Which of the following best describes the Iroquois social structure?

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1. How did the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota people acquired the name Sioux?

2. How were the Chinook and Tillamook tribes able to achieve an affluent, highly complex society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will display your knowledge of pre-Columbian civilizations in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Plains tribes' dependence on horses
  • Definition of matrilineal
  • Original thirteen American colonies
  • Alternate names for the Sioux

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Native Americans prior to Europeans arriving in North America
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the material Northeast tribes used for their homes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the Native Americans' influence on the colonies and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson called Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans. You'll address the following objectives in the lesson:

  • Identify the region that was home to the Iroquois and the Algonquian
  • Recognize the role of women in the Northeast tribes
  • Know the tribes that comprised the 'Five Civilized Tribes'
  • Recall the farming techniques of the Hopi and Zuni
  • Name the common tribes of the Great Plains region
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