United States-Dakota War of 1862: Causes & Results


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In which state did the US-Dakota War occur?

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1. Which 1851 event can be seen as the origin of the conflicts that started the US-Dakota War?

2. What was happening in 1861 that delayed the response of the US Army to the Dakota attacks in Minnesota?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The United States-Dakota War of 1862 doesn't get discussed as often today as many of the other wars in American history. But this conflict was a key event the history of the nation, especially in terms of Native Americans and their relationship to the United States government. You can find out how much you know about the causes, timeline and effects of this war by answering the questions contained within this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you review:

  • The location of the war
  • Historical origins of the conflict
  • U.S. military response
  • The fate of Dakota warriors
  • Consequences of the war on the Dakota

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall make sure that you remember the basic facts on the timeline and events of the United States-Dakota War
  • Reading comprehension - reinforce your understanding of the causes of the conflict and the effects it had on subsequent American history
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of the war to identify some important figures and outside events that influenced the war

Additional Learning

Get more facts on this war by reviewing the associated lesson called United States-Dakota War of 1862: Causes & Results. This lesson will provide instruction on:

  • The background on the conflict
  • The beginning of the war
  • Notable participants
  • Key battles of the war
  • The war's consequences