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Plains Indians

Plains Indians

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People who do not live in one permanent place
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Nomads
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People should not own land
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Attitude towards land
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A group of Indians that travelled and hunted together
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Band
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Learnt about hunting and fighting
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Boys
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A sledge made from tipi poles to carry belongings
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Travois
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INdian men having more than one wife
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polygamy
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A custom where the elderly went away to die
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Exposure
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Members of an Indian council
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Chief, Shaman, Elders
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Provided all the needs of the Plains Indians
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Buffalo
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Great Spirit
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Waken Tanka
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Stealing horses
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Reason for warfare
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Prevent enemies entering the afterlife
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Reason for scalping
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Act of bravery
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Counting Coup
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Sign of success as a warrior
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Feathers worn in hair
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Method of contacting the spirit world
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Sundance
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Considered to be very powerful
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Circles
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Healer and spiritual leader
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Shaman
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How young men gained their adult name
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Visions
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An artist who lived amongst the indians and got to understand their customs
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George Catlin
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How whites viewed the Plains before 1840
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The Great American Desert
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