Part 5: Culture of the American Indians of North Dakota

Questions: Section 9

Comprehension Questions

  1. What is the symbol of the heartbeat of the universe and the basic instrument used at powwows?
  2. The whole setting of a powwow is in what shape?
  3. Each session of a powwow begins with what?
  4. What flag is carried first in the Grand Entry and what does it symbolize?
  5. What flags follow the Eagle Staff?
  6. How do people in the Grand Entry parade dress?
  7. What pageant is held at the United Tribes International Powwow in Bismarck?
  8. Powwows, the oldest public festivals in North America, give American Indians a chance to show and share what?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Why is it important for everyone, including non-Indians, to remove their hats and stand quietly during the Grand Entry of a powwow?
  2. Draw a diagram showing the circles of a powwow set-up. Label each circle.