Great Plains Native American
  • Where did your tribe live?

The Comanche tribes lived in Mississippi, Texas, Canada, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and Mexico.
The Plains Indians are the Indigenous peoples who live on the plains and rolling hills of the Great Plains of North America.

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The three Piegan chiefs, by Edward S. Curtis

  • How does climate affect the way your Native American tribe meets their needs for food, clothing, housing?

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food:They followed the buffalo in the summer and winter. In the fall and spring they farmed because there was good soil.housing:They lived in teepees. It protected them from the rain and snow. It trapped in heat and kept out the They wore buck skins because it was very hot in the summer. They wore buffalo skins in the winter beacuse it is very cold.
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Indian In Buffalo Hide
Indian In Buffalo Hide
The tribes survived on hunting, and the bison were their main source of food. Some tribes are described as part of the 'Buffalo Culture' (sometimes called, for the American Bison. These animals were the chief source for items which Plains Indians made from their flesh, hide and bones, such as food, cups, decorations, crafting tools, knives, and clothing. .The tribes followed the seasonal grazing and migration of bison. The Plains Indians lived in teepees because they were easily disassembled and allowed the nomadic life of following game

The Plains Indians wore bison skins in the winter. The women in the tribe mended the clothes. They used buffalo sinew for thread.
There were two ways to prepare a buffalo hide. The women could tan it or leave it as rawhide. To tan it, the woman would scrape the hair off the buffalo and then soak the hide in a mixture of brains and liver

The Plains Indians lived in teepees because they were easily disassembled and allowed the life of following game. The Great Plains Indians lived in big teepees made from buffalo hidessioux-dogs.jpg
  • How do geography/landforms affect the way your Native American tribe meet their needs for food, clothing, and housing?buffalohunt.jpeg

FOODThe landforms were grassland and slitley rolling hills which made it easier to hunt buffalo beacuse they grazed there.Since the grass was so tall it made it nearly impossble to see them coming.One out of many costoms they belived was when they hunt buffalo they would wear wolf head caps .The bufflo were'nt scared of the wolfs.
Since the land was not rocky they didn't have to wear shoes,sometimes the men would wear shoes when they hunted or met with other men.

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The teepees didn't have a floor and since it wasn't rocky or bumby they didn't hurt there feet.Since it wasn't up hill they didn't have trouble finding good ground to set up their Teepees.

  • How did your tribe rely on and use natural resources?

They used wood and grass for houses and baskets. The tall grass made it easier to hunt because the buffalo grazed there. They used buffalo for clothes, bedding, tools, and toys.The soil was good which made it easy to farm.
  • What types of jobs did Early Native American tribes have to help them meet their needs?

They hunted for buffalo, deer,and small game such as rabbits and squrrel.They farmed fruits and vegitables. They skinned animals for bedding and clothing.


  • Did your tribe have a money system or a barter system? Describe it.

They meet with other tribes to trade medicine, animal skins, fruit and vegitables.
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  • What type of government did your tribe have? How did your tribe handle conflicts?
They had a cheif and when someone started conflect they would be hung alive with hooks and ropes.

  • What makes this tribe unique, different from other tribes?

They made saddles entirely out of of buffalo. They smashed berries for paint to decorate horses, clothing, and masks.One out of many customs of thier tribe was to wear a wolf head cap with a peice of the body still atached.