Questions: Section 3
- What does “Dakota” mean?
- What people occupied almost all of Minnesota and other areas west of the Mississippi River?
- What did the Chippewa Indians call the people of The Great Dakota Nation?
- When the French tried to say this name in the Chippewa language, it came out sounding like what?
- Name the three separate groups of The Great Dakota Nation.
- What was the large northern area west of the Mississippi River called?
- Which tribe was the largest and most nomadic group of The Great Dakota Nation?
- Which Sioux group moved into North Dakota after conflicts with settlers and U.S. Army troops?
- Which Sioux group settled in South Dakota and the southern part of North Dakota?
- When the Mandan and Hidatsa were losing thousands of people in the smallpox epidemic of 1837, what did Sioux warriors do?
- The survival of the plains people depended on what?
- Name the only continent where bison lived.
- Who killed the millions of bison in the 1800s?
- About how many bison lived on the plains before 1800? By 1900?
- What led to the defeat of the Lakota and other plains tribes?
Critical Thinking Questions
- Describe how you would have felt if you had been a plains Indian and had witnessed the senseless killing of the bison.
- About how long ago were horses brought to North Dakota?