Teacher Page Grade 4 Standards - The habitats, resources, and daily life of the Plains Indians. This activity has many writing and discussion questions. Journals can be easily used when you see this icon. When the writing icon is used, possible answers for discussion will follow on the next page.
Which area of Native Americans were the ones to use the buffalo? The Plains Indians
Can you come up with three reasons why the buffalo was so important?
Buffalo were used for food.
Buffalo were used for shelter.
Buffalo were used for clothing.
Good for you!! How did you do?
Why did they choose to live in tipis? What was the type of shelter used by the Plains Indians?
They needed something which could travel easily because ... they had to follow the buffalo . Here’s a clue.
How did the use of horses made life easier for the Plains Indians?
Did you come up with at least three ways?
They could hunt the buffalo much easier.
They could carry more.
They could move much faster .
Compare how your life is different than the life of a Plains Indian child. You should come up with at least three ways. Share them when you’re finished.