Powhatan Confederacy: Definition & History


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The Powhatan Confederacy had much contact, both good and bad, with which colony?

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1. Powhatan managed to bring about some peace between the Indians and colonists through this:

2. The Powhatan Confederacy ultimately failed and declined due to the violent actions of which Indian leader?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though Powhatan and John Smith eased tension between their two groups, peace between the Powhatan Confederacy and the colonists would be short-lived. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the interactions, negotiations, and conflicts that would ultimately bring an end to the Powhatan Confederacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you in the following areas:

  • History and conflict between Powhatan Confederacy and colonists
  • Powhatan tribal leaders
  • Native American tribes comprising the Confederacy

Skills Practiced

This quiz offers practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human geography lesson
  • Information recall - access what you've learned to identify the tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationship between the Powhatan Confederacy and the colonists

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, Powhatan Confederacy: Definition & History, contains the following objectives:

  • Explain origination and history of the Powhatan Confederacy
  • Explore the role Pocahontas played in creating peace between the Powhatan Confederacy and colonists
  • Discuss the actions that ended the peace between Native Americans and colonists