THE AMERICAN WEST-PLAINS INDIANS

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What were the Great Plains?
Grassland
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What did early explorers call the Great Plains?
The Great American Desert
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Who described the Plains as 'unfit for cultivation'?
Major Stephen Long
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Why was the huge vastness of the Great Plains a problem for the early settlers?
Isolation
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Who was the leader in a Native American tribe?
A council of elders
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What was the primary task of the dog-soldiers?
To control the hunt
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What was the one occasion during which 'everybody had to obey', in Native American society?
The hunt was the one occasion during which 'everybody had to obey', in Native American society.
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Old people in Native American tribes would voluntarily wander off into the wilderness to die, rather than be a burden on the tribe. What is this practice called?
Exposure
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Which was the greatest achievement in war?
A coup
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What is the proper word for the practice of taking more than one wife?
Polygamy
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What does Nomadic mean?
A life of continually wandering or never staying in one place for too long.
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Which of these is not a reason why Native Americans lived a life of continual wandering?
The central event in Native American life being the buffalo hunt is not a reason why Native Americans lived a life of continual wandering.
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What was one name for the Great Spirit?
Wakan Tanka
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What was the Sun Dance?
An initiation ceremony
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What is 'animism'?
'Animism' was the belief that spirits live in inanimate things.
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In Native American society, what did a medicine man do?
Cured illnesses and appeased the spirits.
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Why did the Native Americans believe it was wrong to sell the land?
It belonged to all creatures.
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The Native Americans believed that the land was eternal and...
...imperishable.
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