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What were the beliefs of the Plains Indians?
Wilf <ul><li>To use prior knowledge to explain a source </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the beliefs  </li></ul><ul><li>To ...
Source by George Catlin <ul><li>‘ I have heard it said by some very good men and some who have been preaching the Christia...
Main Learning <ul><li>You need to research Indian beliefs adding to the topics you have already researched </li></ul><ul><...
Include the following <ul><li>The Great Spirit and circles </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine and medicine men </li></ul><ul><li>V...
Plenary <ul><li>Why did Indians believe in the Great Spirit and spirits? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did they believe in the pow...
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Plains Indians Beliefs

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Plains Indians Beliefs

  1. 1. What were the beliefs of the Plains Indians?
  2. 2. Wilf <ul><li>To use prior knowledge to explain a source </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>To explain why they were held </li></ul>
  3. 3. Source by George Catlin <ul><li>‘ I have heard it said by some very good men and some who have been preaching the Christian religion amongst them, that Indians have no religion but only ignorant superstition. I assert that the North American Indian is everywhere, in his native state, a highly moral and religious being.’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Main Learning <ul><li>You need to research Indian beliefs adding to the topics you have already researched </li></ul><ul><li>You can either make a fact file OR </li></ul><ul><li>A mind map </li></ul><ul><li>You could include simple illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>The Heinemann text book is good (p. 23 -25) but you can also use your white text </li></ul>
  5. 5. Include the following <ul><li>The Great Spirit and circles </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine and medicine men </li></ul><ul><li>Visions (white book p.35) </li></ul><ul><li>The power of animals </li></ul><ul><li>Ceremonies such as the Sun Dance </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plenary <ul><li>Why did Indians believe in the Great Spirit and spirits? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did they believe in the power of circles? </li></ul><ul><li>Why were visions important? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did they have ceremonies like the Sun Dance? </li></ul><ul><li>So, is Catlin right? </li></ul>

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