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1

What is the name of the medicine man?

The Shaman

2

What is the name of the Great Spirit?

Waken Tanka

3

Why were circles important?

Circles were important to the Native Americans because they believed that everything was a circle. Including, life, death, sun and moon.

4

Manifest Destiny

America's idea of manifest destiny was to gain control of all of America. They wanted to spread their people across the whole country.

5

Nomadic

Constant travelling. Never settling in one specific place for to long.

6

Polygamy

To have more than one wife at a time.

7

Why were the Buffalo so important?

They used almost every part of the Buffalo to survive except the heart.

8

Why weren't the Mormons liked?

People blamed them for many incidents. For example, they blamed them for the bankruptcy and why they lost all their money. They were also called frauds.

9

Why were Sun Dances used?

Sun Dances were used to receive visions and connect with the Great Spirit.

10

What is the state that the Mormons eventually settled in?

Great Salt Lake City also known as Utah.

11

After Joseph Smith was assassinated who became the new leader?

Brigham Young.

12

What year was the Gold Rush?

1848.

13

Which state was the Gold Rush?

California.

14

What year and what state did the Mormons move to?

Kirtland, 1831-37.

15

What year and what state did the Mormons have to move to for the second time?

Missouri, 1837-38.

16

What year and what state did the Mormons have to move to for the third time?

Nauvoo, 1839-46.

17

What was the name for people who were not Mormons?

Gentiles.

18

What was the year and date that Joseph Smith was assassinated?

27th June 1845.

19

What were the weather conditions like on the Great Plains?

There was extreme weather. People even called it the Great American Desert.

20

What were the women's roles?

- Farming and Agriculture
- Collecting food
- Making tipis and clothes
- Making goods
- Making dried meat

21

What were the men's roles?

- All men were warriors
- Gain respect
- Completing symbolic acts of bravery
- Warfare was heavily ingrained tribal culture.
- Hunting

22

Who were cannibals?

The Donner Party.

23

Why were tipis round?

They believed that circles were important and everything that existed was a circle.

24

Why was high land important?

They believed it was close to the spirit world.