Bozeman Trail: History & Map


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What year did John Bozeman and John Jacobs clear the Bozeman Trail?

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1. The Bozeman Trail's final destination was _____.

2. What Lakota chief first declared war on the U.S. government for the Bozeman Trail's encroachment on Native American land?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Bozeman Trail was a trail that 19th Century settler John Bozeman cleared in the Northwestern United States, ultimately encroaching on Native American land and starting a war. The lesson will teach you about the historical facts surrounding the trail, and the quiz will ask you about specific details such as its location and ramifications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What year the Bozeman Trail was cleared
  • Where the final destination of the trail was
  • Which Native American chief declared war on the U.S. government in response to the trail
  • The agreement that ceded all of the Powder River Basin to the Lakota Native Americans
  • How many U.S. forts were built along the trail

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Bozeman Trail
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when the trail was built and where its final destination was
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the conflict between the U.S. government and the Lakota Native Americans over the Bozeman Trail

Additional Learning

To learn more about a specific trail that 19th Century settlers created in the U.S., review the corresponding lesson on the Bozeman Trail. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes what the Bozeman Trail was
  • Examines how and where it was created
  • Explores the ramifications of the trail and its effect on the Lakota Native Americans
  • Discusses the ultimate fate of the Bozeman Trail