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The Lakota Region Food Artifacts Shelter Transportation Clothing
Region n The Lakotas lived in the western part of the United States. n They lived on flat land and dry prairies. n It is mostly grass and wild flowers. n In the summer it is extremely hot and in the winter it is extremely cold. n They found lots of food on the land. n It helped them survive by all the food they have to eat.
Fabulous Food n The Lakota ate mostly buffalo meat called jerky. n The Lakota often ate roots and berries when the buffalo were scarce.They often found the roots and berries in trees and under ground. n They killed the buffalo with a lance, bow and arrow, and a rifle.
n The liver is the most nutritious part of the buffalo. n None of the buffalo went to waste.
The Lakota Clothing
Clothing n Buffalo n Buffalo skin was used for clothing. skin could be painted to make it look decretive. n All n All men wore tunics but only some men would wear feather headdresses. n Some n Some girls in the Lakota tribe wore red deer skin dresses that could be decorated with shells.
n The n The people of the Lakota tribe wore special clothing only during ceremonies. n They n They got all the skin from hunting animals.To hunt animals they would use weapons such as a bow an arrow.
The Lakota Transportation
Transportation n The Lakotas main source of transportation was wild horses that are tamed. n The horse changed the tribe in many ways. n The horses made hunting for buffalo much easier by allowing them to move faster. n The Lakota would also travel by canoe on rivers.
n Canoes were made out of cedar wood. n The types of canoes that they rode in was a tule boat, a birch bark canoe, a toy canoe, and a bullboat.
The Lakota Shelter
Shelter n The Lakota lived in tepees. n Before tepees, the Lakota lived in earth lodges made of grass, sticks, soil, and logs. n To make a teepee, you- –Scrape the buffalo hides clean –Sew several buffalo hides together –Put up wooden poles for the frame –Stretch buffalo hides over the poles for the cover
n It takes about ten buffalo hides to cover a teepee. n The tepees kept the Lakota cool in the summer and warm in the winter. n The teepee was mobile. You would have folded it up and put it on a travois.
The Lakota Artifacts
Artifacts n The Lakota kept a record of their history by a winter count each year. n They put symbols for their winter count. The symbols are read counterclockwise. They wrote them on buffalo hide.
n A Powwow was a spring event to celebrate new life. At a Powwow they would sing, dance, renew friendships and make new ones. n Powwows are religious and still are around today. n The Grand Entry is another ceremony. It is the parade of dancers. It begins the Powwow.