FC: Plains Natives | By:Eytan Kapelow
1: Table of Contents Title Page Geographical Location 2 and 3 Weapons 4 and 5 Shelter 6 and 7 Clothing 8 and 9 Art 10 and 11 Bibliography 12
2: Geographical Location Plains Natives lived in the grass covered area stretching from south Manitoba to the ground of the Rocky Mountains. The names of the Plains Natives tribes’ are called Sarsi, Blood, Plains Cree, Dakota (Sioux), Grosvenor, Piegan, Blackfoot, Assiniboine, and Plains Ojibwa.
3: This is where the Plains Natives lived.
4: Weapons Plains Natives used weapons. They used bows, arrows, bow cases and quivers. They killed buffalo with spears, bows and arrows. When the European's came, they used guns instead of bows and arrows to kill buffalo's and to kill the enemies. As you can see, their weapons were helpful.
5: These are the Plains Natives' weapons.
6: Shelter Plains Natives lived in tipis. The tipis had a cone shaped roof that was four meters wide. Tipis were ideally suited in a wondering life (moving around). The frame is made from logdepole pine poles. The poles were often more than seven metres long. Three or four poles were crossed at the top. Fifteen or twenty additional poles were around it. Covering of the frame was made out of buffalo hides and they used fourteen buffalo hides. Pegs or stones would hold it up. Their beds lay on the floor and are made from fur. Tipis are often put up by woman. As you can see, the tipis were not as big as houses today.
7: The Plains Natives lived in tipis.
8: Clothing The Plains Natives wore clothing. They wore clothing which was made out of deer, elk and antelope hide. They wore moccasins with hard soles, usually made of buffalo hide to protect their feet from rough ground. In the cold weather, Plains Natives wrapped a robe with buffalo hide around their shoulders. The womens' dresses were decorated with porcupine quills and fringes. While the men were hunting, they wore moccasins, leggings up to their hips and thongs to hold up bleechcloth. Knifes and small bags hung off belts, shirts and feather heads dress were worn by the women. Women wore knee high leggings and moccasins. Children usually dressed the same way as the parents but in the summer they went naked. Plants and minerals were mixed with grease, making colour dyes. Clothes from the Europeans were worn after they arrived. Overall, Plains Natives dressed different than us.
9: The Plains Natives wore different clothing.
10: Art The Plains Natives did art. Men painted pictures on tipi coverings on buffalo robes and their shields. Pictures were formed of stick figures and outlined shapes described important events in a man’s life. Also, women painted patterns of straight lines, zigzags, triangles and rectangles on the containers. The Plains used their skills painting shields. This was considered special and sacred because it showed something that warriors had learned in their visions. A warrior believed that painting on a shield was the best protection in a battle. The warrior painted the picture. He sang a sacred song and allowed no one to interrupt him. As you can see, the Plains Natives didn’t have as much art equipment as we do.
11: They made different art.
12: Title of book: Indians of Plains. Author: Verna Kirkness Publisher: Greg Ruhi Place of publication: Canada Year of publication: 1984 Title of book: Mistantin- Their Buffalo Hunter: Indians of the Plains Author: James Cass Publisher: health Canada limited Place of publication: Canada Year of publication : 1983 | Bibliography