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Native American Word Search



  • Language Arts
  • Social Sciences


  • 3-5
  • 6-8

Brief Description

Students search this puzzle for the names of 20 of the most populous Native American groups in the United States today.


Students find in this word search puzzle the names of 20 of the 30 most populous Indian groups, according to the 1990 U.S. census.


Native American, Indian, word search, puzzle, tribe

Materials Needed

copies of the Native American Tribes Word Search Puzzle work sheet

Lesson Plan

Provide students with a copy of the word search puzzle work sheet. Tell students to find as many of the 20 Indian tribe names as they can. The names might be spelled vertically, horizontally, diagonally, or backward.


Students will find at least 15 of the 20 tribal names.

Lesson Plan Source Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

Language Arts: