Notable American Indians

Learn more about American Indian Heritage: famous people, noteworthy places, and important events in Native American history.

Quiz

Learn more about American Indian Heritage: famous people, noteworthy places, and important events in Native American history.

1. This Shoshone woman acted as an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark.

  • Sacajawea
  • Pocahontas
  • Maria Tallchief

2. This musician led Bob Dylan's backup band and wrote music for the films Raging Bull and The Color of Money.

  • Jay Silverheels
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Delaware Prophet

3. This Shawnee chief fought with the British during the War of 1812 and was made a brigadier general.

  • Tecumseh
  • Shawnee Prophet
  • Victorio

4. This writer is famous for her tetralogy, which began with Love Medicine.

  • Catherine Tekakwitha
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Louise Erdrich

5. She is the first woman to be elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

  • Maria Martinez
  • Wilma Mankiller
  • Edmonia Lewis

6. This writer self-identifies as a poet and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

  • Michael Dorris
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Alexander McGillivray

7. This Pawtuxet man befriended the Plymouth colonists and acted as guide and interpreter for William Bradford.

  • Squanto
  • Popé
  • Miantonomo

8. This Northern Cheyenne chief and U.S. senator switched political parties in the mid-1990s, from Democratic to Republican.

  • Mangas Coloradas
  • William McIntosh
  • Ben Nighthorse Campbell

9. This Sioux leader won the battle of the Little Bighorn, where Custer and his men were defeated and killed on June 25, 1876.

  • Quanah Parker
  • Uncas
  • Sitting Bull

10. He was the 31st vice president of the United States.

  • Charles Curtis
  • Graham Greene
  • Joseph Brant

Your Results:

1. This Shoshone woman acted as an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark.
Sacajawea

2. This musician led Bob Dylan's backup band and wrote music for the films Raging Bull and The Color of Money.
Robbie Robertson

3. This Shawnee chief fought with the British during the War of 1812 and was made a brigadier general.
Tecumseh

4. This writer is famous for her tetralogy, which began with Love Medicine.
Louise Erdrich

5. She is the first woman to be elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Wilma Mankiller

6. This writer self-identifies as a poet and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
N. Scott Momaday

7. This Pawtuxet man befriended the Plymouth colonists and acted as guide and interpreter for William Bradford.
Squanto

8. This Northern Cheyenne chief and U.S. senator switched political parties in the mid-1990s, from Democratic to Republican.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell

9. This Sioux leader won the battle of the Little Bighorn, where Custer and his men were defeated and killed on June 25, 1876.
Sitting Bull

10. He was the 31st vice president of the United States.
Charles Curtis

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