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The Plains Indians

mariemccoy Expert
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Describe a day in the life of the Plains Indians.

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    elizabethdru5 New User
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    The men of the Plains indians had to get food and provide for the family. They had to go on their first hunt when they reached manhood and later go out to disover their guardian spirit. They also had to be great warriors because when they came back from finding their guardian spirit they joined the rest of their tribe in battle.

    The women of the Plains had to make their tipis and gather all the goods to go in them and even goods to cook. They also had to tan hides and those could be used to help make the tipis. They had to make clothes and prepare food and also be a great housekeeper.

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    tristanmaynard New User
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    Do work in the fields and tend to the cattle in the morning. This group of Indians were a horse culture, meaning they relied on horses alot when the Spanish came into the area. So in the evening they hunted for their main source of meat to eat was Buffalo, but also hunted Elk with spears and bows. Women made clothing from the skins of the animals they killed, and also made weapons from the bone of the Elk antellers and near-by resources like stone and wood.

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    thomasbaisden New User
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    The Plain indians hunted buffalo or elk everyday. They believed in great spirit and prayed for the spirit. Women had to tan hides and their life was actually harder than the mans.

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    nathandeskins New User
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    The men of the tribes were responsible for doing the hunting, and gaurding the tribe. In some places they also tended the crops. The women were responsible for keeping the household running, by doing the cooking, gathering of goods, and tanning of hides.

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    cassandragriffith New User
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    When a boy was born, he was named after an elder or ancestor. If they did something important as they grew up, they would change their name after a battle or a brave act. He was kept mainly far away from the girls and was kept in training. Theree main goal was to be brave and strong and win the approval of the tribe. After he did he would go on his first hunt. When he reaches the age of 17, he goes on a journey to find the guardian spirit. When he comes back he will join the guardian tribe. If they were not in battle they would hunt buffalo.

     

    The women had a very hard job. They had to build their tipi and when the chief said they were moving they would have to pack everything up and move everything to the new place. They had to tan hides, like skinning the buffalo and putting it out in the sun to dry. After it dried they would have to make it into clothing. they also had to cook the food. They also had to raise the children. They did have sometime for fun. They had to keep their area clean and if not for women the tribe would not survive.

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    amberblankenship New User
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    The women of the plains indians had to build their houses witch were tipis , they had to go out and get the things for there home ! The women also had to cook , make their own clothing && take care of their husband and or children .

     

    The men of the plains indians had to hunt or the food to feed their families with ! The men also had a vision quest witch was when a boy became a man he would seek the spirit that would protect him for the rest of his life. && they also believed in the great spirit !

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    dr11 New User
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    This type of indian was always moving with the bufflo. That is why they used tipis to sleep in. A normal day for men consisted of field work in the morning and later in the day hunting. Each man in the tribe had to be fearless because their way of life was tough. Women had to fix food for the men and skin hides. They also had to tan those hides for future tipi use. Women also had the job of making clothes for the different seasons.

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    trevhorn3 New User
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    Plains Indians were people who lived on plains and rolling hills. Their main source of food came from hunting bison and other animals. A big part of their culture was the horse, horses was their transportation at the time. It made it a lot easier for them to do the work they had to do and for them to get to the places they wished to go to. When it came to their clothing they also relied it on animals, such as bison. The plain Indians had no single religon

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    brandonh New User
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    In the Plain Indian tribe the men were the ones who had to go hunt. When they became a man they had to go fight with the rest of the tribe. The women had to gather all of the goods and the tipi when they moved. The women also made clothes and cooked for the tribe.

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    tiffanydoyle New User
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    The male indians in the tribe were mostly used as hunters and warriors. They hunted for the food to provide for the tribe.

    The female indians would do the cook the foods, make clothes, gather foods, and take care of their children and husbands.

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