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Great Plains. By… Stephanie Hinton, Jasmine Mai, Michael Pitts. Location. The location is in the middle area of the United States. The climate is warm and cool. The Great Plain people live in flat land and grassy fields.

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Great Plains

By…

Stephanie Hinton, Jasmine Mai, Michael Pitts


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Location

  • The location is in the middle area of the United States.

  • The climate is warm and cool.

  • The Great Plain people live in flat land and grassy fields.

http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/north-south-east-west/lakota/

http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/~rwj1/PIN/pin1j.html


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Food

  • The Plains Indians hunted buffalo and other game such as elk and antelope.

  • To capture them they would surround the herd or try to stamped the herds off cliffs or into areas where they could be killed more easily.

  • The Plains Indians ate berries, cherries, wild greens, camas roots, and wild prairie turnip with the meat.

  • The Indians hunted with bows and arrows

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports4/plains2.htm


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Homes

They lived in different houses depending on the tribe. Here are a couple of homes they lived in.

  • Lodges- a circular house built over a shadow pit. Made of sod.

  • Tepee- A cone shaped tent. Made of poles.

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports4/plains2.htm


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Tribes

  • The tribes in the Great Plains are the Sioux, Crow, Mandan, Kiowa, Osage.

  • The location of the Sioux Tribe is in South Dakota.

  • The Crow Tribe is in Montana.

  • The Mandan Tribe is in North Dakota.

  • The Kiowa Tribe is in Oklahoma.

  • The Osage Tribe is in Kansas.

  • Crazy Horse (1844?-1877) Sioux

Sitting Bull

Chief Joseph

Red Cloud - Oglala Chief

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/navigation/native_american_chart.htm


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Other Information

  • They use deer skin for clothing.

  • Great Spirit or Wakan Tanka; Vision Quests; The Sun Dance

  • The artists of the Plains used buffalo hides for their artwork. The hides were made into clothing, houses, beds, shields, belts, and moccasins.

  • They believe that the rocks, trees, and clouds are spirits. The Indians believed the Great Spirit had power over all things including animals, trees, stones, and clouds.

  • They hunt buffalo.

  • The Plains Indians were nomadic, moving around to follow the herds of buffalo, which they hunted.

Cree Dress

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports4/plains2.htm


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http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports4/plains2.htm

http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/~rwj1/PIN/pin1j.html

http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/north-south-east-west/lakota/

We also used our Social Studies Book.

Works Cited


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