Cherokee Nation: Tribe History, Facts & Culture


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The Cherokee were originally from:

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true about the Cherokee tribe?

2. The Cherokee clan of protectors and warriors is known as the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Cherokee Nation is comprised of matriarchal clans that resided in the Appalachian Mountain Region for thousands of years, and this quiz/worksheet can help you find out how much you know about the Cherokee Nation and its history. Key information that you will be evaluated on includes the seven major clans, the Trail of Tears, and the Treaty of New Echota.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess you on key information from the lesson, which includes:

  • What caused the Cherokee population to decrease
  • The origins of the Cherokee
  • What caused the Trail of Tears
  • The functions and duties of different clans
  • The type of society the Cherokee lived in

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Cherokee
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding clans and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Trail of Tears and Indian Removal Act
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Treaty of Holston and Treaty of New Echota

Additional Learning

Find out more about the Cherokee by reviewing the accompanying lesson on the Cherokee Nation. In this lesson, you will find the following objectives:

  • Understand the origins and culture of the Cherokee
  • Identify the seven major clans
  • Understand events that occurred when the Cherokee came into contact with European settlers
  • Know and understand the Treaty of Holston
  • Define and understand the Indian Removal Act
  • Understand the Treaty of New Echota and how it relates to the Trail of Tears