The Plains Indians

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  • This made it easier to move it and this helps because they're nomadic.
    • It was made from buffalo skins sewn together and supported by a circular frame of wooden poles.
      • Tipis
        • In winter it could be banked with earth to keep the tipi warm.
        • In summer, the tipi bottom could be rolled up to let air in.
        • THE PLAINS INDIANS
        • The conical shape made it strong enough to resist strong winds on the Great Plains.
  • The Buffalo
    • As the plain Indians were nomadic hunter gatherers, they followed the buffaloes around the plains.
    • The buffalo provides:
      • Meat.
      • Dung for fuel.
      • Skins for wool, clothing, shoes, tipis.
      • Sinews for thread, ropes, bowstrings.
      • Bones for implements.
    • THE PLAINS INDIANS
  • The buffalo provides:
    • Meat.
    • Dung for fuel.
    • Skins for wool, clothing, shoes, tipis.
    • Sinews for thread, ropes, bowstrings.
    • Bones for implements.
  • Became easier to transport stored food and other belongings across the Great Plains.
    • The Horse
      • It became much easier to hunt.
      • Increased the tribe's efficiency and power.

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