Plains Indians

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  • Plains Indians
    • Life Style
      • Led a nomadic lifestyle and lived in tipis
      • They were hunters and gathers who followed the buffalo
      • Practiced Polygamy
      • Women - Tipi belonged to them, in charge of domestic things
      • Men - Hunted buffalo, looked after horses, decision makers, fought in wars
      • Children - Future of the tribe, lookouts for danger
      • Old People - Passed down history, when a burden sacrificed themselves so the tribe continues
    • Beliefs
      • Believed in the Great Spirit
      • "Happy Hunting Ground" - No Heaven Or Hell
      • Circle of life is important
      • Attitudes were diffrent to white settlers
        • "Happy Hunting Ground" - No Heaven Or Hell
      • Visions - spirit world was real world. Real world they lived in was shadow of spirit world.
      • Visions were interpretative by the medicine man - important in battle as could show future
      • Ceramonies - Important as they protected tribes and needed to keep tribes in harmony with the spirit world.
    • Buffalo And Horses
      • Buffalo was central to their way of life
      • Adopted European horses
      • Horses help them to travel and follow the buffalo
      • Helped define people wealth and status
  • Life Style
    • Led a nomadic lifestyle and lived in tipis
    • They were hunters and gathers who followed the buffalo
    • Practiced Polygamy
    • Women - Tipi belonged to them, in charge of domestic things
    • Men - Hunted buffalo, looked after horses, decision makers, fought in wars
    • Children - Future of the tribe, lookouts for danger
    • Old People - Passed down history, when a burden sacrificed themselves so the tribe continues
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