A distinct cultural trait of the PlainsIndians was their nomadic way of life.Why were they nomadic? Howwould being nomadic affect the sizeof their groups?
To thrive in their nomadic lifestyle, the Plains Indians relied on the horse as theirprimary mode of transportation. How did these people gain access to horses? Theybecame the most skilled horsemen in the world. Because horses were prized so highly,rival tribes would conduct daring and dangerous raids on each other to acquire morehorses.
NATIVE AMERICANS of the SOUTHWESTIdentify the present-day American states encompassing the area for this nativegroup.
Describe the physical environment for the Southwest Indians, including climate &topography.
Given their more inhospitable environment, these Indians enjoyed a surprisingly varieddiet. Identify the primary staple foods and describe any modifications that ensureda stable food source.
Like the other Native groups, thehousing of the Indians of theSouthwest was greatly affectedby the physical environment andthe needs of the people.
Describe the type of housing that would be commonly found in this region. Were thesehomes built to be more permanent?
And like the other Native groups, the environment provided the materials to makeeveryday items, such as the clay pottery made by the Southwest Indians.