Massacre at Wounded Knee: Summary & History


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What was the name of the ceremony of spiritual and cultural renewal practiced by many Plains Indians in the 1870s and 1880s?

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1. Which leader of the Lakota Sioux people fought at Little Big Horn and later died at Wounded Knee?

2. In which state is the Pine Ridge Reservation located?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the massacre at Wounded Knee. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Plains Indians' ceremony of spiritual renewal
  • Lakota Sioux leader who died at Wounded Knee
  • Location of the Pine Ridge Reservation

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the massacre at Wounded Knee
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Great Sioux Reservation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Sioux casualties at Wounded Knee

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Massacre at Wounded Knee: Summary & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the background of the plight of Native Americans
  • Understand the purpose and meaning of the Ghost Dance
  • Recognize the importance of Sitting Bull and the impact of his death
  • Know the causes and effects of the massacre at Wounded Knee