History- American West, Plains Indians

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  • Created on: 04-04-12 18:25

The 'Great America Desert' as it was called by early explorers was;

  • really big (laod between Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains)
  • lack of trees
  • not much water
  • unpredictable weather (really windy as well)
  • many flat areas
  • inhabited by grass hoppers, locusts and wolves

The Native Americans would group together in tribes;

  1. The whole tribe had to join together for the buffalo hunt.
  2. The young braves thought it was an honour to feed the old and the weak.
  3. Old people voluntarily committed exposure (wandered off to die), as the tribe couldn't afford hangers-on.
  4. They considered the worst crimes to be not looking


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