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Fill in the blanks in this short biography of the Native American leader Sitting Bull, the last chief to surrender to the U.S. government.
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battle, Canada, courageously, Custer, expansion, father, government, reservations, South Dakota, Stand, surrender, warrior
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Totem poles are huge wooden columns which were made by Native Americans along the Pacific coast of North America. Traditionally, each totem pole tells the story of a Native American family’s ancestral spirits and family history, pictured in human and animal form.
Native Americans lived in many different types of housing. Read about tipis, grass houses, wattle-and-daub houses, pueblos, wigwams, longhouses, plank houses, and even igloos!
A printable worksheet on Pocahontas (1595?-1617), with a short biography, a picture to color, and questions to answer.
Answers: 1. Chief Powhatan, 2. John Smith, 3. Jamestown, 4. John Rolfe, 5. England.
Chief Pontiac (1720-1769) was a great leader of the Ottawa Indian tribe. He organized his and other tribes in the Great Lakes area to fight the British, in what is known as Pontiac’s War.
Sacajawea or Sacagawea (1788-1812) was a Shoshone Indian giude, interpreter, and negotiator for Lewis and Clark on their exploratory expedition to the U.S. West. She traveled with them from North Dakota to the Oregon coast and back.
Read about Sitting Bull (1831-1890), the courageous Lakota leader. He was the last Native American chief to surrender to the U.S. government.
Fill in the blanks in this printout, which is a short biography of the Native American leader Sitting Bull. He was the last chief to surrender to the U.S. government.
Word bank: battle, Canada, expansion, father, South Dakota, Stand, courageously, government, surrender, Custer, reservations, warrior.
Read about Crazy Horse or Tashunka Witko (1849?-1877), a Lakota Sioux warrior who was a leader in the Native American victory over the U.S. government in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer’s Last Stand.
Fill in the blanks in this short biography of the Native American warrior Crazy Horse, who was victorious over Gen. Custer in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Word bank: American, army, Bighorn, born, brave, Custer, photographs, reservations, sculpture, South Dakota, surrender, westward.
These printable graphic organizer worksheets can be used to organize material for reports on Native Americans. Includes each of: Canada/Alaska, the U.S., North America, Central America, and South America. Each region has a simple graphic organizer and a more complex graphic organizer.
Find words relating to Native Americans in this wordsearch puzzle. Look up, down, left, right, and diagonally! The PDF file includes both the word-search puzzle and the answer key.
Word bank: Sitting Bull, Powhatan, Sacajawea, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Ottawa, Lakota, Ghost Dance, Pontiac, Tribes, Sioux, Pocahontas, Chief, Little Bighorn
Make a tepee, a totem pole, a Kachina doll, a rattle, a dream catcher, and a paper canoe! Or combine a number of these simple crafts on a Native American bulletin board for a visually exciting display.