Native American Heritage Month Quiz

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What do you know about Native American Indian heritage month? There are a lot of people with different cultures in America and most of them get to showcase their traditions and culture in specified months and in this quiz we aim to help you learn more about the month designated to American Indians. Give it a go and see what you may pick up from it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     How Many federal recognized tribal governments are there in the United States?

    • A.

      717

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      565

    Correct Answer
    C. 565
    Explanation
    There are 565 federally recognized tribal governments in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    In 1938, the Trail of Tears was associated with whom?

    • A.

      Blackfoot

    • B.

      Mohave

    • C.

      Cherokee

    Correct Answer
    C. Cherokee
    Explanation
    The Trail of Tears, associated with the Cherokee, refers to the forced relocation of Native American tribes from their ancestral lands to designated Indian Territory in the 1830s. This tragic event was a result of the Indian Removal Act signed into law by President Andrew Jackson. Thousands of Cherokee people were forcibly removed from their homes and made to travel long distances, resulting in the deaths of thousands due to disease, starvation, and exposure. The Trail of Tears remains a dark chapter in American history, highlighting the unjust treatment of Native American tribes.

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  • 3. 

    Who founded the Chicago City Ballet in 1974?

    • A.

      Maria Tallchief

    • B.

      Tammie Allen

    • C.

      Black Shawl

    Correct Answer
    A. Maria Tallchief
    Explanation
    Maria Tallchief is the correct answer because she founded the Chicago City Ballet in 1974. As a renowned ballet dancer, Tallchief played a significant role in promoting and advancing ballet in the United States. She was the first American prima ballerina and had a successful career with the New York City Ballet. After retiring from performing, Tallchief dedicated herself to teaching and founded the Chicago City Ballet to provide opportunities for aspiring dancers and contribute to the cultural scene of Chicago.

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  • 4. 

    White corn meal symbolizes the male and yellow the female. Which Native American tribe combines the two meals into a corn mush and put it into a wedding basket before the traditional ceremony?

    • A.

      Peublo

    • B.

      Cherokee

    • C.

      Navajo

    Correct Answer
    C. Navajo
    Explanation
    The Navajo tribe combines white corn meal and yellow corn meal into a corn mush and puts it into a wedding basket before the traditional ceremony. This symbolizes the union of the male and female, represented by the two different colors of corn meal.

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  • 5. 

    The Sundance is practiced by many Native American tribes, what is it considered to be?

    • A.

      Way of cultivating the land

    • B.

      A prayer

    • C.

      A wedding

    Correct Answer
    B. A prayer
    Explanation
    The Sundance is considered to be a prayer. It is a sacred ceremony practiced by many Native American tribes, where participants gather to offer prayers, seek spiritual guidance, and connect with the divine. The ceremony involves fasting, dancing, and various rituals that are believed to bring healing, renewal, and blessings to the community. The Sundance is a deeply spiritual and meaningful practice that holds great significance in Native American culture.

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  • 6. 

    What is one Native American Tribe in Michigan?

    • A.

      Navajo

    • B.

      Sioux

    • C.

      Chippewa

    Correct Answer
    C. Chippewa
    Explanation
    Chippewa is one Native American tribe in Michigan. The Chippewa, also known as the Ojibwe or Anishinaabe, have a long history in the Great Lakes region, including Michigan. They are part of the larger Algonquian language family and have a rich cultural heritage. The Chippewa have traditionally relied on fishing, hunting, and gathering for sustenance, and their cultural practices and traditions continue to be an important part of Michigan's Native American history.

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