• The Great Plains• Lily Liu• Danny Kong• Period 4
Pawnee Arapaho Blackfoot Cheyenne Comanche Sioux Crow Osage Pawnee Sioux WichitaThe Comanche, Sioux, and the Cheyenne are the mostinfluential tribes.
Foods Of The Great Plains Most of the tribes hunted buffalo Elks Bears Wild Turnips Squash Fruits They ate these foods because they followed and hunted buffalos and the vegetable are common within the region so it can be easier to find and grow while they are hunting.
The women wore dresses and leggings while mensleeveless shirts, breechcloths, and leggings. Inthe winter time they wore buffalo robes.
The Great Plains tribes live in lodges called tepees that were dome shaped. Tepees were made with a wooden frame and cover with sod. They lived in tepees because the had to move quickly to follow buffalos because it was their main source of food.
The Great Plains tribes believed in spirits that are guardian, animals, and humans. They believed the spirits were their source of wealth, food etc. They also believed that underwater spirits controlled all animals and plants. This shows a man praying to the gods and spirits and to show gratitude for their sources.
An important ceremony of The Great Plains tribeswas the Sun Dance. It was usually a four dayceremony in the summer when the dancers allmoved in sync and didn’t eat or drink some of themen would pierce their chest with woodenskewers.
Bows from Hickory wood The Cheyenne made pipes, moccasins, breechcloth, and quill work
A famous native American would beQuanah Parker from the tribeComanche. He was a great warrior asrealized the ultimate survival of theComanche was at stake. He hadcourage and flexibility to lead hispeople to a new way of life. He wasappointed by the us government asthe first chief of the whole Comanchenation.
Osages became wealthy from oil deposits in the 1920’s. The Sioux believe they gained access to the super natural and provided by guardian spirits through quests and dreams. Murder to the Cheyenne was the worst possible crime to them. 1837 a major war broke out between the southern Arapahos and the Cheyenne against the Comanches In the 1966 the Pawnees won a land claim award of over 7 million dollars Sioux believe in guardian Osages spirits can be became accessed wealthy by through oil deposits. dreams and quests.
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