Native American Clothing: History & Facts


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In which part of North America would you expect plant-fiber based clothing to be LEAST popular, prior to the arrival of Europeans?

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1. Besides availability, what was one reason that animal-skin clothing was so popular in many parts of North America?

2. Which of these was among the most valuable materials used in many Native American clothing traditions, worn often only in important ceremonies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing this quiz is an easy way to assess your knowledge of traditional Native American clothing, such as the popularity of animal-skin clothing in many parts of North America. You can use this quiz and worksheet before or after studying the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Where plant-fiber based clothing was least popular before the arrival of Europeans
  • Why animal-skin clothing was popular in North America
  • A valuable material worn by many Native Americans during important ceremonies
  • Where moccasins were worn
  • Materials that became available in Native American clothing after Europeans arrived

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the popularity of plant-fiber based clothing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about valuable materials often used in Native American clothing traditions and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about wearing moccasins

Additional Learning

Strengthen your knowledge of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Native American Clothing: History & Facts. Here are a few examples of what the lesson covers:

  • The definition of a 'breechclout'
  • When cotton was first domesticated in central Mexico
  • The century characterized by appropriation and revitalization
  • Passing on traditions