Plains Indian attitude to land and nature

  • Created by: Davwi
  • Created on: 09-02-19 22:59

Attitudes towards the land and nature

  • The Great Plains had very harsh weather conditions- extreme heats, and massive winds like tornadoes.
  • They communicated to the spirit world through animals.
  • Some rules were: don't abuse nature, dont take anything unneccessary for survival.
  • They saw the environment as something to fit in with, not to exploit.
  • They believed it supported all living things.
  • Bison and Buffalo were particularly important to them.
  • The Indians believed everything in nature had a spirit and these spirits would sometimes help humans.
  • Over the Plains, land was very difficult to farm and no one person owned this land as property. Land wasn't something that could be bought or sold.
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