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AMERICAN WEST: PLAINS INDIANS


Key Question 1: How did the Plains Indians live on the Great Plains?

Frontiers:

A frontier is a divide which separates people and land. This can either be political
frontiers as in boarders between countries and states, or natural frontiers, such as
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they would hopefully go when they died. They also believed that all life had its own
spirit and was all descended from each other. This meant that they treated all animals
with respect and equality. They believed that they could contact the spirits through
visions. Girls were believed to be…

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way that they could be taken down in minutes. They made travois out of the tipi poles
and by attaching them to the horse's shoulders they could very easily drag all their
possessions across the Plains. Families lived together in Tipis and families which were
related lived in a group…

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