How did the great plains indians get food?
Many of the Native Americans who lived in the Great Plains region of what is now the United States of America were nomadic hunters and foragers. They ate lots of bison, elk, deer and game birds. They dried buffalo meat into jerky and often traded it with other tribes. They foraged for mushrooms, honey asparagus, prairie turnips, berries, and peppers that all grow there in the wild. The Witchita and Pawnee tribes also grew crops such as corn and root vegetables.
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There were many tribes of Native Americans that lived on the greatplains. Four of these tribes include the Apache, Blackfoot,Cheyenne, and Comanche tribes.
the great plains Indians eat lots of buffalo, elk, rabbit, moose, deer, insects, bugs, and carbo
in the late 1700 early 1800s the engishmen were slowly taking the Indians land, so they eventually allotted them area in the dry barren plains in south central America. the didn't move there ALL of the Indians were forced to live on a spit of land sharing lethal diseases and living off of little hun…ting and unfertile land. (MORE)
The People of the Plains government was like an democracy. Everybody had a say in what to do and if there wasn't a complete agreement in the tribe they wouldn't go through with anything.But there were higher political positions. They were the plains police. They decided when to hunt? cool bye
The people of the great plains ate a lot of buffalo. The buffalowas eaten cooked or dried. Berries were another type of food thatwas eaten by these people.
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Most tribes were at least part-time farmers, with corn, beans and squash the staple crops. Wild plants, gathered by the women, were another food source, with Indian turnip a favorite. The men hunted deer, elk and buffalo, and some Plain tribes, notably the Blackfoot and the Crow, were primarily hunt…ers. Buffalo were hunted either by stampeding the animals over a cliff, or into a makeshift corral where the huge, swift creatures could be killed more easily. Some cliffs were used by generations of Native people for this purpose, and vast deposits of buffalo bones have been excavated at their bases. F^ck (MORE)
There are many, many Indian plains tribes. There are nations and tribes and clans within those nations. It would be impossible to list all of them. Some well known tribes are the Cheyenne, Northern and Southern, the Arapaho, DeSota, Cree, Osage, Sioux and their many clans, Crow and Mandan. Lesser kn…own tribes would include Assiniboine, Arikara, and Oto. (MORE)
There are many, many Indian plains tribes. There are nations and tribes and clans within those nations. It would be impossible to list all of them. Some well known tribes are the Cheyenne, Northern and Southern, the Arapaho, DeSota, Cree, Osage, Sioux and their many clans, Crow and Mandan. Lesser… known tribes would include Assiniboine, Arikara, and Oto. (MORE)
they collected wood from the nearest woods and they make a sort of fire they set alight and they cook their food
they mostly wore buffalo skin but any large animal they hunted they would use the skin for different things
The main meat of the Plains Indians was the bison (buffalo). The meat was prepared in different ways: . roasted on a spit on the campfire. . boiled in a skin bag . cut into thin slices and hung to dry. . made into pemmican . liver, kidneys, marrow and nose were eaten fresh
Yes the Cheyenne`s lived in the Great Plains but some tribes lived in the desert. But yeah they lived in the Great plains!
I would say probably thousands. And i`m not indian. And its so sad cause there such a beautiful people!
The buffalo came close to being extinct but have now survived. Some farsighted people realized that saving the buffalo was essential and now they have recovered. The American Indians who once roamed freely live on reservations or have assimilated into society.
they grew their food on the land that they was living on and they hunted buffalo that attacked their village
they talk the same language and they wrote letters like triangle with line in the middle means tipi
The Plains tribes had no structured calendar of days, weeks and months so they had no set Holy Days; many tribes did celebrate religious ceremonies at about the same period each year, but the dates were not firmly set and could vary from year to year. A ceremony might be abandoned completely if unex…pected events suggested that it would be unlucky to hold the ritual. Each tribe had its own different religion and ceremonies, so there was no general celebration across the Great Plains. The ceremonies involved every member of the band (or gathering of many bands) and meant much additional work in preparing a medicine lodge or Sun Dance enclosure, preparing extra food, taking part in preparatory rituals, dances and sweat-baths. So there was no "holiday" in the modern sense of taking a day off and doing nothing. (MORE)
The Great Plains Native Americans were driven away by the settlers.These Native Americans were also killed off by diseases.
I can't tell you what the Blackfoot Indians grew on the Great Plains because frankly they did not farm. But I can tell you about what other things they ate and how the got their food. The Blackfoot staple food was buffalo. Blackfoot men usually hunted the buffalo by driving them off cliffs or s…talking them with bow and arrow. As they acquired horses, the Blackfoot tribe began to pursue the buffalo herds for communal hunts, moving their villages often as the buffalo migrated. In addition to buffalo meat, the Blackfoot Indians also ate small game like ground squirrels, nuts and berries, and steamed camas roots as part of their diet. (MORE)
Just like men, women wore their everyday clothes (dress and leggings in the case of women) but added warm buffalo hide robes with the hair left on. Their moccasins might be insulated with buffalo fur stuffed inside, but otherwise they did not wear any other special clothing. In the coldest weathe…r everyone remained inside their lodges (tipis) with a warm fire burning and snug buffalo robes for bedding. Later, trade blankets replaced buffalo hide robes. See links below for images: (MORE)
The last encounter of significant importance involved in these conflicts was the battle of Wounded Knee in South Dakota (1890).
Mostly, they would have hunted buffalo or other herd animals. They probably knew some edible plants to forage as well.
They used bows and arrows for hunting, as well as spears. For ceremonies they used drums and for butchering an animal they used hide scrapers and knives. For transportation they went mostly on horseback, sometimes on foot or with snowshoes.
The Plains tribes considered meat from antelope, deer, elk and buffalo to be "real food". Everything else was second-rate and many tribes had taboos about eating fish, birds and other creatures.
the made the rules by the king r something like that and somethimes the food be discounting
The Great Plains cover a wide area of the North American continent. In general, the Plains closer to the Rock mountains are dryer because they are in the rain shadow of the mountains; these are the short grass prairies. Farther east, where it is more humid and there is more rain, there are tall gras…s prairies. In general, the Great Plains have a wide variety of weather throughout the year with very cold winters and very hot summers. There is usually plenty of wind, too. The prairies support abundant vegetation in undisturbed settings, but people have easily converted much of the prairies for agricultural purposes or pastures. (MORE)
they had all different types whorls, long braids (men and women) and also short braids (men and women) , men had roached hair most times for battles and hunting
The Americans did not move tot he great plains. They forced Indians onto the great plains so they could have all the other land the Indians owned. The Indians were given no choice and were fed on rations
buffalo was a very good resource for the Indians on the great plains, the buffalo supplied shelter, food, and clothing.
They gathered food by hunting animals and picking vegetables and fruits. They took what they got back to their village and shared it with the villagers.
The term "Sioux" refers to a large group of related tribes, some of whom belonged to the Plains culture, while others did not. The Sioux tribes are grouped into three divisions according to the dialect they speak: . the eastern Sioux or Dakotas . the central Sioux or Nakotas . the western Si…oux or Lakotas (also called Teton Sioux) It is the western or Teton Sioux that belonged to the Plains culture, living on the Great Plains and entirely dependent on horses for hunting, growing no crops of any kind. The Teton Sioux tribes are: . Oglala . Brule . Minneconjou . Two Kettles . Hunkpapa . Sans Arc . Blackfoot Sioux The Blackfoot Sioux (who today live on the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock reservations in South Dakota) have no connection at all with the Blackfoot tribe. (MORE)
They wore lots of colorful close during ceremonies. They also were known for the feathers on their head. They say that the more feathers they had on their head, the more wisdom they had.
No. The Cherokees lived in the Appalachian mountains before the American government forced them to move onto a reservation in Oklahoma.
They lived by hunting the great herds of bison which were moving on the Great Plains, obtaining from those animals, food, clothing, blankets, tools, coverings for tepees etc. They supplemented their diet by hunting game, fishing and picking up berries and wild fruits. Furthermore, by means of exchan…ges, they sometimes got from white traders tobacco, sugar, corn meal and other sort of equipment like pots and pens, knives, hatchet etc. They were substantially nomads, though they used spending the winter in their main camps always located in a same usual place. (MORE)
Men usually wore animal skin leggings, a loin cloth (a small piece of cloth or skin worn between the legs) and a belt (to hold the loin cloth). When it was cold, they wore buffalo skin on their shoulders. Women and girls wore dresses made of deerskin.
Nobody originally lived on the Great Plains, since they were too vast and featureless to permit natives on foot to live there for long periods. There were no reliable food sources except the huge herds of buffalo, deer, antelope and elk, which constantly moved and migrated seasonally - natives on fo…ot would quickly starve since they could not keep up with these herds. Only when Europeans introduced horses and these gradually became available to some tribes did they begin to live permanently on the Plains - so it was effectively Europeans who created the Plains culture. Just over a hundred years later it was white Americans who ended the Plains culture by decimating the native wildlife and imposing the reservation system. The true Plains tribes, from North to South, were: . Atsina or Gros Ventres of the Plains . Sarsi . Assiniboin or Hohe . Plains Ojibwe . Plains Cree . Piegan or Pikuni . Blood or Kainah . Blackfoot . Crow . Teton Lakota (Brule, Oglala, Minneconjou, Two Kettles, Hunkpapa, No Bows, Blackfoot Sioux) . Northern Cheyenne . Suhtaio . Arapaho . Southern Cheyenne . Kiowa . Kiowa Apache . Comanche . Jicarilla (Plains Apache) Other tribes lived on the edges of the Plains and only hunted buffalo occasionally. These are not classed as true Plains tribes; they include the Pawnee, Omaha, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Flatheads, Mandan, Hidatsa, Aikara, Ponca, Oto, Missouri, Caddo, Ute, Nakota Sioux, Iowa and Dakota Sioux. (MORE)
Their are a lot here are some: The Eastern Dakota, or Santees, included the Mdewakanton, Wahpekute, Sisseton, and Wahpeton. They lived in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The Western Dakotas were the Teton which had seven bands or subdivisions. By 1850 most Tetons lived west of the Missou…ri River. Some scholars refer to the Yankton and Yanktonai as the Middle Dakota. They lived between the Santees and the Tetons. The Yanktons and Yanktonais practiced agriculture as well as hunting. Today, the Dakota have names based on the specific dialect of their common language. The Teton are now called the Lakota, the Santees are called Dakota, and the Yanktons, and Yanktonais are sometimes referred to as Nakota. Teton Seven Bands of Tetons or Western Dakota Nation (later called Lakota) include Sans Arc (Itazipcho), Two Kettle (Oohenonpaa), Blackfoot (Sihasapa), Minneconjou, Hunkpapa (or Uncpapa), Oglala, Brule (Sichanque) bands Homeland: after 1800 usually west of the Missouri River Yankton Middle Dakota Nation (later called Nakota) Homeland: after 1800 usually around the Red River of the North and Lake Traverse west to the Missouri River Yanktonai Middle Dakota Nation (later called Nakota) includes the Cutheads Homeland: after 1800 usually around the Red River of the North and Lake Traverse west to the Missouri River Sisseton Eastern Dakota Nation Homeland: after 1800 usually western Minnesota Wahpeton Eastern Dakota Nation Homeland: after 1800 usually western Minnesota Wahpekute Eastern Dakota Nation Homeland: after 1800 usually southern Minnesota and Iowa Mdewakanton Eastern Dakota Nation Homeland: after 1800 usually central Minnesota and Iowa (MORE)
The Osa:kiwug, Sauk, Sauki or Sac tribe never lived on the Great Plains. They are part of the Eastern Woodlands culture and they probably originated along the St Lawrence River; they moved to the area that later became Michigan due to pressure from the Iroquois group of tribes. Later they moved… into the areas of later Illinois and Wisconsin, then into Iowa and Kansas. (MORE)
It was great for scaring people as a story. the indians made this up to scare the white europeans from stealing land.
Natives often bred their own horses (really large ponies) - the Nez Perce, Cayuse and Appaloosa (Palouse) tribes were famous for their excellent stock breeding; the resulting animals were already part-broken when they were traded to the Plains tribes. Other horses were stolen from enemy tribes - …horse raids were very widespread among the Plains tribes since a warrior could count coup by stealing a first-quality animal from outside its owner's tipi at night. Naturally these horses did not need to be broken and many animals changed hands several times during their lives. Wild horses (mustangs or broncos) were more time-consuming and various methods were used. Some tribes led the horse into deep water where it was more difficult for it to buck and rear up (and at the same time provided a softer landing for the rider if he were thrown off). Other tribes tied a horse's leg up against its chest so it could not gallop away or buck the rider. A hobble would be used to get the animal to remain close by when not being ridden, to get it used to human company. Some groups were very brutal with their horses, lashing them and beating them into submission - not very politically correct today, but it was considered normal among some Plains groups. No horse whisperers existed in those times. (MORE)
They mourned because their sons and husbands were slaughtered by greedy European settlers who stole their land.
CADDOAN . Arikara . Pawnee . Kitsai . Wichita . Caddo . Jumano (?) ATHAPASKAN . Sarcee . Kiowa Apache . Jicarilla . Lipan . Jumano (?) SIOUAN . Mandan . Hidatsa . Crow . Assiniboine . Stoney . Santee-Sisseton . Yankton-Yanktonai . Teton . Iowa . Otoe . Missouria . …Winnebago* . Omaha . Ponca . Osage . Kanza (Kaw) . Quapaw* ALGONQUIAN . Blackfoot . Arapaho . Atsina . Cheyenne . Sutai . Plains Cree . Plains Ojibwa . Kickapoo* . Fox-Sauk* . Peoria* . Miami* . Kaskaskia* . Ottawa* . Potawatomi* . Shawnee* . Delaware* IROQUOIAN . Cherokee* . Seneca* . Wyandotte* MUSCOGEAN . Choctaw* . Chickasaw* . Creek* . Seminole* UTO-AZTECAN . Shoshone . Comanche . Jumano (?) TANOAN . Kiowa . Jumano (?) KLAMATH-MODOC . Modec* SAHAPTIAN . Nez Perce* ISOLATES . Tonkawa (MORE)
Five facts about the Plains tribes: . The true Plains tribes were nomadic and grew no crops of any kind. The one exception were the Crows of south central Montana, who grew a specific type of tobacco that was never used for smoking - it had religious significance and was only used in certain cer…emonies and in medicine bundles. . The Plains tribes depended mainly on two animals - the horse and the buffalo (bison). . The Plains culture only existed because of the re-introduction of horses to the Americas by white people. The Plains culture was also destroyed by white people in the late 19th century. . Each tribe spoke its own different language, so communication was mainly by use of an extensive and expressive sign language. This could enable long, silent conversations to be conducted even at a distance. . The Plains tribes either moved into the Plains after acquiring horses, from the eastern woodlands area (as in the case of the Lakota, Cheyenne and Assiniboin) or from the far north (as in the case of the Plains Cree, Comanche and Sarsi). (MORE)
The Great Plains Indians largely hunted buffalo, but also hunted elk and antelope. More information about this group of Indians can be found on Wikipedia.
The clothing worn by the Amerindians living in the great plaines was mainly of leather in various weights. The plains Indians were dependent upon the buffalo for their very existence. In addition to food and teepees, they also made clothing from the animal skins.
Horses were the biggest change and was evoked by the smallpox ridden STD laden terrible evil pale face... rough with the smooth.
The US Government semiofficially tried to exterminate them bykilling the bison herds they depended on for food. The plainsIndians had little choice between being forcibly moved toreservations or starvation. Many in the US Government would havebeen glad to see the plains Indians refuse to move to res…ervationsand starve completely. (MORE)
We need a specific tribe to answer this question. Thousands ofNative Americans lived on the Great Plains and each had its ownculture. One of the main foods used was the buffalo.