HIstory American west - section 1

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What were the main features of the great plains?
Harsh weather: in summer it was hot and winter there were blizzards and strong winds, Lack of water: Hardly any rain and no official water supply, Lack of trees: no rain and infertile land
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How did the tipi help the Indians to adapt to living on the plains?
Nomadic: Helped them move more efficiently with their nomadic lifestyle and it was light easily collapsable to take away, Shape: conical shape to help resist strong winds,Flaps: rolled down in winter and rolled up in summer, Lack of wood:buffalo
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How religious were the sioux?
Circles : Spiritually important to them circles for everyhing rocks tipi and sun, Dances: get contact with spirits for guidance or celebration, Wakan: great spirit things had spirits and mining could disturb them, Land: not owned BH dead people took
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Lifestyle of indians?
Women: responsible for tipi tanning buffalo hides cooking and maikng tipi, Oldpeople: left behind became a liability,Men: warriors caring for horses and protecting tribe, Childen: boys hunt girls tipi, Land: never owned couldnt buy or sell it
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What was the job of the medicine man?
Charms: ward off evil spirits, Herbs: had knowledge of plants and uses, Spiritual: interest in visible and invisible worlds, Illness: can cure sickness with remedies ointments and herbs
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Why was the buffalo important?
Couldn't survive without it, Skin: for tipi b/c durable and strong,Meat: foodb/c land was infertile, Bones; weapons, Skull and horns; religious things, Dung; fuel, Hide: clothing
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Advantages of horses increasing in tribes?
Move; they moved to The plains b/c they didnt wan diseases after it killed most people but thus made them already immune to some disease, Hunt: became easier to hunt and transport nomadic, Disease: made them less vulnerable to epidemics europeans
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Nomadic: Helped them move more efficiently with their nomadic lifestyle and it was light easily collapsable to take away, Shape: conical shape to help resist strong winds,Flaps: rolled down in winter and rolled up in summer, Lack of wood:buffalo

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How did the tipi help the Indians to adapt to living on the plains?

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Circles : Spiritually important to them circles for everyhing rocks tipi and sun, Dances: get contact with spirits for guidance or celebration, Wakan: great spirit things had spirits and mining could disturb them, Land: not owned BH dead people took

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Women: responsible for tipi tanning buffalo hides cooking and maikng tipi, Oldpeople: left behind became a liability,Men: warriors caring for horses and protecting tribe, Childen: boys hunt girls tipi, Land: never owned couldnt buy or sell it

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Charms: ward off evil spirits, Herbs: had knowledge of plants and uses, Spiritual: interest in visible and invisible worlds, Illness: can cure sickness with remedies ointments and herbs

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