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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
mountain ranges and rivers.…

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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 able to communicate to the spirits when on their
period. They also believed in the power…

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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 known as a band. Many bands made up a tribe and sometimes
tribes formed a nation. Indian…

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