Cayuga Tribe: History & Overview


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Which of the following best describes how the Cayuga utilized their land?

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1. Which of the following best describes the role of women in Cayuga society?

2. What is 'Orenda'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you about the Cayuga Tribe, who settled in modern day upstate New York in the 1600's. The worksheet will teach you more about who they were, and the quiz will ask you multiple choice questions pertaining to the characteristics of the tribe and the roles of its members.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How the Cayuga utilized their land
  • What the role of women was in Cayuga society
  • Early relations between the Cayuga and the European settlers
  • Why the Sullivan Expedition was important

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 Cayuga tribe
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as Orenda and the Sullivan Expedition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Cayuga Tribe, their relations with settlers, and the roles of their members

Additional Learning

To learn more about a Native American tribe that settled in what is now New York, review the corresponding lesson on the Cayuga Tribe. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores who the Cayuga were
  • Examines where they settled in the Finger Lakes
  • Discusses the role of the Iroquois Confederacy
  • Describes the Cayuga's involvement in the American Revolution