Native American Shields: History & Design - Quiz & Worksheet


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How many basic kinds of shields are there in Amerindian cultures?

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1. Amerindian war shields were primarily designed for defense against what kind of weapons?

2. Which of these best describes the average Amerindian war shield?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In some Native American cultures, shields had applications even outside of warfare. You will be tested on different types of shields and how they were used in Native American tribes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Explain the meaning behind the designs on medicine shields
  • Describe the average Amerindian war shield
  • Point out the number of shield types used in Amerindian cultures

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to identify the weapons that Amerindian war shields were designed to deflect
  • Information recall - consult the knowledge you've gained about the purpose of medicine shields
  • Interpreting information - show that you can read information about the appearance of Amerindian war shields and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To find out more about this subject, study the lesson titled Native American Shields: History & Design. This lesson is centered on the following objectives:

  • Identify the role that horses played in Amerindian cultures
  • Explain how using war shields helped Native Americans fend off bullets in later battles
  • Describe the process for designing a medicine shield