Can You Match the American Indian Group to Their Native Region?


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Native Americans, also known as American Indians, First Americans or Indigenous, were the original denizens of what is now the United States. Their culture is just as vibrant and inspiring today as it was hundreds of years ago. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of where the most famous tribes came from.

Native Americans were grouped into _____ .

Native Americans were grouped into both tribes and nations. Each of these groups had their own culture, language and customs.

How many Native American tribes are in the U.S.?

There are over 500 Native American tribes in the United States. Talk about diversity!

Native Americans could be grouped by ______.

Some tribes were grouped by region, such as the Great Plains Indians. Also, the Apache were grouped together by language.

The Inuit are situated in the _____.

There are many Arctic and Subarctic tribes that survived cold conditions. The Inuit are famous for surviving on whale and seal meat.

Where are the Mohave from?

The Mohave people come from California. The Miwok were another tribe that lived in that state.

Where are the Shoshone from?

The Shoshone can be found in the Great Basin. This is a rather dry, difficult area to live in.

Where are the Blackfoot from?

The Blackfoot are from the Great Plains. Great Plains Indians are famous for hunting bison.

The Iroquois are from which state?

The Iroquois famously come from the state of New York. They are known as a Northeast Woodlands tribe.

Where are the Nez Perce from?

The Nez Perce are Northwest Coast/Plateau people. They are known for their houses made of cedar planks.

Where are the Cherokee from?

The Cherokee hail from the Southeast. They are the largest Native American tribe.

Where are the Seminole from?

The Seminole people are from Florida, as are the Chickasaw. These tribes were known for their skill at farming.

Where is the Navajo nation from?

The Navajo hail from the dry Southwest. They lived in homes made of adobe bricks.

The many Algonquian tribes shared the same _____.

The Algonquin people were in over 100 tribes, spread all across the country. They shared the same language family, called Algonquian, and within the language family there were many languages, including one called Algonquin.

The Apache were comprised of ____ subtribes.

The Apache people were comprised of six subtribes. They were grouped together because they spoke the same language.

The Sioux are ____ Indians.

The Great Sioux Nation is a group of peoples that lived on the Great Plains. They were divided into three major groups: Lakota, Western Dakota and Eastern Dakota.

The Huron are from the ______.

The Huron are a Northeast tribe. Other Northeast tribes include the Algonkin, Erie, and Fox tribes.

The Washo and Ute are from the ______.

The Washo and the Ute are Great Basin tribes. This dry area was the last to have contact with Europeans.

Where are the Crow from?

The Crow are Great Plains people. The iconic nomadic tribe lived in teepees and hunted bison.

Where are the Shawnee from?

The Shawnee famously come from the Northeast Woodlands. Another tribe from this region was the Wappani.

Where are the Salish from?

The Salish are from the Northwest Coast. The Tlingit are from this same region, and they're famous for their totem poles.

In the Southwest, you find the _____.

In the dry Southwest, you find both the Apache and Pueblo Indians. Their homes were made of adobe bricks.

The Mohicans are _____ .

The Mohicans were part of the Algonquin nation. Others include the Cheyenne and Ottawas.

The Mohawk are _____ Indians.

The Mohawk are part of the Iroquois League. The five nations of Iroquois includes the Seneca, Onondaga, Mohawk, Oneida, and Cayuga.

The Iroquois League is located in the _____ .

The Iroquois League is located in the Northeastern part of the United States. They were a league of 5 nations until the Tuscarora joined.

The Great Plains Indians are known for being ______ .

The Great Plains Indians were known for being nomadic people. Tribes include Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Comanche.

Where are the Miami from?

That was a hard one! The Miami are not from Florida, they're from the Northeast. Others include Abenaki, Beothuk, Delaware, Illinois, Iroquois, Kickapoo, and Mahican.

Where is the Rogue River tribe from?

The Rogue River Tribe is from the Northwest. Today, the actual Rogue River winds its way through Oregon.

Where are the Hopi from?

The Hopi area famous Southwestern tribe. Others include the Pueblo, Yaqui, Yavapai, Yuman, Zuni, and Apache.

The Laguna are _____ Indians.

The Laguna are one of many Pueblo Indians. Others include the Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos, Tesuque and Zia.

How many Native Americans are in the U.S. today?

There are over 5 million Native Americans in the United States today. 22% of them live on tribal lands.

The Ahtna, Eyak, Haida and Eskimo are from which state?

These tribes are all from Alaska. Other Alaskan tribes include Han, Lower and Upper Tanana, Holikachuk, and Tsimshian.

The Shasta are from which state?

The Shasta tribe is from California. Today, you can go and visit Mount Shasta in Northern California.

What tribe was depicted in "The Searchers"?

Who can forget the way in which John Wayne addressed the Comanche in "The Searchers"? The Comanche are Great Plains Indians.

What is the largest Native American tribe today?

Today, the largest Native American tribe is the Navajo. The second largest is the Cherokee.

Where are the Creek Indians from?

The Creek tribe lived in the Southeast. They hailed from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina.

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