Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee: Definition & Ceremony


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The Ghost Dance began with which tribe?

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1. The Ghost Dance was performed _____.

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One misunderstanding led to the Wounded Knee massacre and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the Ghost Dance and massacre. You'll be assessed on topics like which tribe started the Ghost Dance or the details of the engagement between the Indians and American troops.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Who retreated from Wounded Knee
  • What happened to Sitting Bull
  • Wovoka's dream
  • The weapons used
  • The involvement of the BIA

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

*Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Ghost Dance lesson

*Making connections - use understanding of how a misunderstanding led to the massacre at the Wounded Knee Creek

*Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main figures and organizations, such as Wovoka and the Bureau of Indian Affairs

*Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee massacre

Additional Learning

To learn more about the events of the Ghost Dance ritual and massacre, review the corresponding lesson called Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee: Definition & Ceremony. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces the Ghost Dance history
  • Discusses the Ghost Dance process
  • Identifies WakanTanka
  • Explains the misunderstanding between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Soiux at Pine Ridge
  • Describes the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek
  • Details the end of the Ghost Dance and trouble for Wovoka