Native American Cultures of the Plains


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How many major linguistic divisions are there within the Sioux nations?

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1. Which of these Native American groups was most known for its farming culture?

2. In what ways were the speakers of the Algonquin languages, like the Arapaho, different from the speakers of the Sioux languages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Native American cultures of the plains were very diverse. Answer these questions on topics like the linguistics of the Sioux nations and a Native American tribe most known for their farming abilities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Difference of speech between the Sioux and the Arapaho
  • Unique ability of one of the Native Americans groups on the plains
  • The culture that was the furthest south

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Native American cultures of the plains
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the speech of the Arapaho and the Sioux
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a group of Plains Indians who were good farmers and the number of linguistic divisions of the Sioux nations

Additional Learning

More information is available from the lesson called Native American Cultures of the Plains. These points will be discussed:

  • Area of the U.S. known as the Great Plains
  • The Lakota, Yankton and Santee people
  • Use of tipis by Native Americans