Survival On The Great Plains

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  • Survival on the Great Plains
    • Conditions on the Great Plains were harsh: extreme with freezing cold winters, incredibly hot summers, land was dry  so it was difficult to grow crops& dangerous animals, such as buffalo, roamed free.
    • Plains Indians adapted way of life to live in difficult conditions, survival depended on hunting buffalo, they acquired majority of their food& materials from them, they developed a nomadic lifestyle& followed the buffalo across the Plains.
    • Lived in tipis, easily be taken down /transported, had incredible horse riding /archery skills, allowed them to hunt buffalo and travel. they developed skills which allowed them to utilise every part of the buffalo.


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