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Cheyenne Indians

  1. 1. Cheyenne Plains Indians By: Nicolette M. Joseph H. Logan F. Steven B.
  2. 2. History <ul><li>The Cheyenne first lived in the Eastern Portion of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Some moved west and southwest. </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually they moved into the plains area in the woodlands of the Mississippi River Valley. </li></ul><ul><li>They lived in fixed villages and used the land for farming. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Environment/Resources <ul><li>The Plains Indians lived in the area of our country known as the great Plains. </li></ul><ul><li>This group was known for its use of the buffalo. </li></ul><ul><li>Their religious ceremonies, the use of rewashed tepee, and their war- path customs. </li></ul><ul><li>The Buffalo was the most important national resource of the Plains Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>The Plains Indians Were hunters. </li></ul><ul><li>They hunted many kinds of animals, but it was the Buffalo that provided all their basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Environment/Resources <ul><li>The Plains Indians believed in many gods. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed the gods showed themselves in form of the sun, moon and stars. Anything strong and strange. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environment/Resources <ul><li>No part of the buffalo went to waste. </li></ul><ul><li>The horns were used as spoons, cups and toys. </li></ul><ul><li>The bones were used as tools and weapons. </li></ul><ul><li>The tale was used as a fly brush or whip. </li></ul><ul><li>The stomach and intestines were cleaned and used to carry water. </li></ul><ul><li>Plains Indians ONLY killed what was needed to survive, never more. </li></ul><ul><li>It was only used when the white man started moving West that the SLAUTER UNNECESSARY killing, of the buffalo occurred. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of buffalo were killed for sport or to clear the land for the railroad. </li></ul><ul><li>These animal “bodies” were just left on the prairie to rot. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environment/Resources <ul><li>The Cheyenne Indians lived in the Great Plains Area, East of the Rocky Mountains and west of the Mississippi River. </li></ul><ul><li>Today they are settled in Montana and Oklahoma. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Culture/Art <ul><li>The Plains Indians lived in the area of our country known as the Plains. </li></ul><ul><li>The Indians are well known as the Great Plains Indians. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Food <ul><li>During each season, sometimes they had to go outside their villages to get food. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of Buffalo used to live on the Grassland too. </li></ul><ul><li>The ground shook when the Animals ran across the land. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Homes/Shelters <ul><li>The Native Americans of the Plains lived in one of the most well known shelters, the teepee also (tipi or tepee]. </li></ul><ul><li>Another form of housekeeping and village life in the Eastern Plains cultures is that of Earth homes. </li></ul>

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