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Oregon History, Prehistory to Indian Wars Quiz
You'll get feedback right away with this InstaQuiz. Count up your correct answers and challenge your friends to beat you!
Name one reason why a band of Cayuse Indians killed white people at the Whitman Mission in 1847:
Disease brought by whites killed Indians
Whitmans were selling Indian land to white settlers
Whitmans wanted them to become Catholic
Whitmans hung Indians for minor offenses such as stealing food
What lifestyle best describes the Northern Paiute over the centuries?
Fishing on the Columbia River
Nomadic subsistence in the Great Basin
Hunting and gathering in Willamette Valley settlements
Harvesting mollusks and crustaceans on the Oregon Coast
Name the British captain who made landfall on the Oregon Coast in 1778:
John Jacob Astor
Sir Francis Drake
Sam Barlow is best known for what action?
Leading the Oregon Militia in the Indian Wars
Discovering many new plant species in Oregon
Creating a wagon road alternative to rafting down the Columbia River
Serving as territorial governor for four years
Who founded the Pacific Fur Company in 1810?
John Jacob Astor
Peter Skene Ogden
What federal law encouraged settlement in Oregon in the 1850s?
Donation Land Act
Desert Land Act
Act providing land for Oregon and California Railroad
What Oregon university did Rev. Jason Lee help to create?
University of Portland
Lewis and Clark College
What Indian wars were fought in southwestern Oregon in the 1850s?
What was the "Oregon Question"?
The debate over what to do with Indians displaced by settlers
The question of whether Oregon should become a slave or free state
The question of how land should be granted to white settlers
The issue of sovereignty over the Pacific Northwest
About how many Oregonians were counted in the 1850 census?
Oregon History, Statehood to Present Quiz >