Question 1: Where is Canyon de Chelly National Monument?
Correct Answer: Arizona
Fact: Arizona's Canyon de Chelly National Monument boasts stunning red rock canyons, ancient Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, and a rich Native American history. The land is owned by the Navajo Nation and managed in cooperation with the National Park Service.
Question 2: Which movie was dubbed over into the Navajo language?
- Easy Rider
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Star Wars
Correct Answer: Star Wars
Fact: In 2013, Lucasfilm worked with the Navajo Nation and local talent to translate the original 'Star Wars' movie (now referred to as 'Episode IV—A New Hope') into Diné bizaad, the official language of the Navajo people. Although the Navajo dub became the 40th translation of the movie, it was the first time a major motion picture had been translated into a Native American language. It's one of the Navajos' many novel endeavors to keep their language alive.
Question 3: Which Native people are known for their distinctive totem poles?
Correct Answer: Tlingit
Fact: The Tlingit tribe is native to the Pacific Northwest's coastal areas in Alaska and Canada. They are one of several tribes in this region who carve totem poles from large trees, mostly western red cedar. They have a matrilineal kinship system where ancestral descent is traced through women.