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Outstanding Native Americans - Internet Activity
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else
is more important than fear." Ambrose Redmoon

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1.Who was Matoaka?


What was Powhatan's meaning of true power? Listen to Chief Anne "Little Fawn" Richardson.


2. Who was Tecumseh?


Tecumseh said, "Sell a country? Why not sell the air?"

3. Geronimo was a great Apache warrior and Chief. What was his hope for the future of his people?


4. How did Wilma Mankiller serve her people?


How is the US government honoring her?


5. Lori Piestewa is an American hero. What happened to her? How has she been honored?



6. What events lead to Cochise fighting the US Army? Do you think he was fairly treated?


Why or Why not?



7. Sequoyah developed a writing system for the Cherokee people. How did they react to it?



8. A 17 year old, Native American girl was indispensable to the Corps of Discovery.
Who was she?


How did she help?



9. President Andrew Jackson forcibly removed many Eastern Tribes from their land.
He pushed them to the "Great American Desert".
Why did Chief Black Hawk fight the move?



How did Jackson treat him when he was captured? Was this right to do?



10. The Proclamation of 1763 was the result of a rebellion lead by _________________________?


Was the proclamation obeyed?


11. Chief Logan was a friend of the white settlers until ....




12. When you think of a Native American leader, Tatanka Iyotanka may come to mind.
Who was he?


How is he remembered by his people?



13. For what did Russell Means fight?



14. A U.S. Marine, who was a Pima Indian, was part of a famous moment in WWII.
Name him.


What was that moment?


There are many examples of Native Americans heroically serving in the US Military.


15. Big Foot was trying to doing something when his group was attacked.
What happened?



TAI - What is this kind of action called?


16. Identify a Native American remembered in the National Statuary Hall Collection
in the United States Capitol.

Which state honors them?




17. Listen to Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow. He is a Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient.

What can we learn from him?


18. What was Susan La Flesche Picotte's greatest accomplishment?



19. Oglala Lakota tribe member Billy Mills grew up an orphan in poverty. Mills won an Olympic gold medal.
How did he achieve this victory? (Watch the video.)


Identify a challenge in your life where is process can help you achieve better results.


Use your research skills.
20. Who were the first Code Talkers?



How were they vital to the war effort in World War II?


21. Cherokee tribe member, Mary G. Ross was honored with a Google Doodle. Why?



Challenge: "Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins."
Has this hunt changed your opinions/beliefs about Native Americans? How?




Look into it: Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble was given one of the nation's highest honors.
Write a 2 paragraph article about him and the award for your school's newsletter.


Do some research - Identify a Native American person who has contributed to your community, your county or your state.

* Consider Native American storytelling

* Explore Maps of United States Indians by State - compare your stats with a neighboring state.

What do you find? What does it mean to be a federally recognized Indian tribe?

* Native Americans Comparison & Contrast Diagram Project

* US Census Bureau data on U.S. Native Peoples

* Native Americans Today lesson plan - ReadWriteThink

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"All things are connected-like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. What ever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, We do to ourselves". ~ Chief Seattle.

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2003 Cynthia J. O'Hora Educators may print a hunt, for use in a classroom setting. FAQ updated 10/2021
Released to public domain in honor of Tecumseh and Robert Looks Twice 

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