Tipis are made of tough buffalo skins and tall wooden poles.
There are two flaps on top of a tipi. The flaps are open to see the stars at night, and are closed during rain or snow.
The bigger your family is, the bigger your tipi.
Women are in charge of the tipis.
Tipis are light and portable. The Sioux take their tipis from place to place when traveling. Tipis are easy to take apart and put together.
The men and women wore their best outfits on special occasions.
The women wore long dresses and leggings decorated by elk teeth, bear claws, feathers, and fur.
Men decorated their clothes with leather fringes, porcupine quills, or paint.
Most clothes were made of deer skin and buffalo skin.
The Medicine Bundle
A Medicine Bundle is a pouch that men would keep to keep bad spirits away. The Medicine Man would tell him what to put in the bundle. A Medicine Man is a Sioux who they say has magical powers. If a man had bad luck, he would get a new bundle or borrow someone else's.
I learned that there is no special school for the kids but they had a different school for boys and girls. The boys were taught to hunt and the girls were taught to do things like making tipis.
The leader of the Sioux is called Crazy Horse. He has a Memorial Statue carved out of rock in the Black Mountains.
Where did the Sioux Live? (name 3 states)
What were some of their natural resources?
What did the Sioux boys do in school?
What type of clothes did the Sioux Women wear?
What type of houses did they live in?
What is a Medicine Bundle?
North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Texas, Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Kansas.
Buffalo, deer, grass, antelope, turkeys, hens, fruits, veggies, and water
The boys learned how to hunt.
The Sioux women wore deer and buffalo skin dresses and leggings.
The Sioux lived in tipis
A medicine bundle is a pouch that was said to keep bad spirits away.