Plains Indians

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  • The Plains Indians
    • Tipi
      • Made of buffalo skin
      • Can be put into a travois when travelling
      • Responsibility of the women
      • In the summer the bottom rolls up to let air in
      • In the winter in could be banked with earth to keep them warm
    • Buffalo
      • Used to food, the tipi cover and clothes
    • Horses
      • Used to hunt buffalo
        • Made it easier
        • Buffalo
          • Used to food, the tipi cover and clothes
      • More horses=richer
        • Stole horses
      • Stolen from Spanish invaders
        • 1640
    • Warfare
      • Counting Coup
      • Stole horses
      • Rarely killed
        • Counting Coup
      • Scalping
        • Stopped them from going to the Happy Hunting Ground
      • Bows & Arrows and Tomahawks
    • Nomadic
      • Hunted buffalo
        • Had to move around to keep getting a supply
      • Tipis
        • Could be turned into a Travois
    • Organisation
      • Chief
        • Wisdom, Spiritual power & skills as a hunter
      • Council
        • Make the decisions
          • Talk until everyone agrees
      • Warrior Society
        • Skilled at fighting
        • Help with war planning
    • Family
      • Polygamy
        • Rich men could have more than one wife
          • To cook all the buffalo they had caught
      • Tribes
        • 10 - 50 families
      • Children learnt skills
      • Men usually died young from hunting
    • Exposure
      • If you were moving too slow you were left on the Plains to die from exposure

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