Name These Native American Tribes
What was the name of the nation primarily made up of three groups across the Great Plains, including Eastern Dakota, Western Dakota, and Lakota peoples?
- The Sioux or Great Sioux Nation were primarily a nomadic people, hunting buffalo across the plains and constructing iconic tipis out of the skins.
What is the name of the tribal group that dwelled primarily in the southwestern United States and the north of Mexico, including Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico?
- Made of several distinct groups, the Apache people share the same Southern Athabaskan languages with their neighbors, the Navajo.
What was the name of this tribe that lived across the Great Plains of the US, from South Dakota's famous Black Hills to Colorado?
- They were also crucial allies of the Sioux and Arapaho tribes including during the Black Hills War of 1876.
Originally living in the southeastern region of the coastal United States, this tribe used to stretch from the Appalachian Mountains to areas like Alabama and North Carolina. What is it called?
- Sadly, after the destructive Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Cherokee people were ultimately forced to relocate from their ancestral lands to Oklahoma on the heartbreaking Trail of Tears.
Spread throughout the Pacific Northwest, what Native peoples between the Rocky Mountains and the coastline in Canada and the US?
- Also known as the Coast Salish people, this group is connected by linguistics that can be traced back between 3,000 and 6,000 years ago, to Proto-Salish.
What is the name of the Indigenous people that lived in the Plateau area of the Pacific Northwest— specifically in the Columbia River Plateau?
- The traditional territory of this group included the Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater rivers.
What is the name for the tribes of Indigenous peoples living in the Arctic and subarctic areas, including Canada, Greenland, and Alaska?
- The word "Inuit" itself means "people". They are split into several distinct groups that include the Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, dwelling in this difficult but rewarding region.
Under a united Native confederacy, 6 nations joined forces during the colonial period, including the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora. What was this faction called?
- The nations called themselves the Haudenosaunee, or, "People of the Longhouse", and were strategic in determining the French-British struggle for North American colonialism.
What is the name of the largest federally recognized tribe, that was also known for coding skills during WWII?
- Navajo "Code Talkers" were pivotal in the Pacific Theater during WWII, creating an unbreakable code that was based on the Navajo language.
This group of Native peoples is found in Eastern Canada and the US and holds some of the largest and most widespread Native language groups in North America. What are they called?
- The Algonquian languages tie together a wide range of tribes.