Part 5: The Frontier Army

Questions: Sections 5-7

Comprehension Questions

  1. Name the first army fort in North Dakota. Where was it located?
  2. Which fort later became a boarding school for Indian children?
  3. Which fort was located farthest west in North Dakota? From where did materials to build this fort come?
  4. Which fort was located along the Red River in northeastern North Dakota?
  5. The name of Fort McKeen was changed to what?
  6. Who commanded the U.S. 7th Cavalry?
  7. In 1876, Custer and his cavalry were wiped out at what Montana battle?
  8. Who spent 57 years trying to make people believe that her husband was a hero?
  9. What fort was turned over to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation?

Critical Thinking Question

  1. Explain why the fort west of the Missouri River (south of Mandan) and the fort east of the Missouri River (south of Bismarck) may be confusing to some people.