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1 Pawnee “paw-nee“ Pawnee scouts, 1869

2 Original people of Nebraska and Kansas,
The Great Plains Permanent villages were built near rivers such as the Platte River Tribe was forced to move to a reservation in Oklahoma in the 1860’s Pawnee people still live there today


4 What type of climate did the Pawnee Native Americans inhabit in Nebraska and Oklahoma?

5 Pawnee, OK climate is hot during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 80's and very cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 30's. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of degrees Fahrenheit.

6 What did the Pawnee eat?

7 What do the Pawnee eat? The Pawnees were farming people. Pawnee women raised crops of corn, beans, squash, and sunflowers. The men worked together to hunt buffalo and antelopes. Originally, Pawnee hunters would drive buffalo onto marshy land where it was easier to shoot them, but once they acquired horses, they hunted buffalo from horseback.

8 Where do they live?

9 Permanent villages near rivers Lodges built of bark, earth, and grass
Round earthen lodges wood frames covered with packed earth When traveling to hunt, buffalo-hide tipis were used as temporary shelters and camping tents


11 What did the Pawnee wear?

12 Pawnee women wore deerskin skirts and poncho-like blouses
Pawnee women wore deerskin skirts and poncho-like blouses. Pawnee men wore breechcloths and leather leggings. Men did not usually wear shirts, but warriors sometimes wore special buckskin war shirts. The Pawnees wore moccasins on their feet, and in cold weather, they wore long buffalo-hide robes. A Pawnee lady's dress or warrior's shirt was fringed and often decorated with beadwork and painted designs. Later, Pawnee people adapted European costume such as cloth dresses and vests. Pawnee Indian leaders sometimes wore the long Native American headdresses that Plains Indians are famous for. More often, Pawnee men shaved their heads except for a scalplock (one long lock of hair in back) and wore a porcupine broach on top. Pawnee women wore their hair either loose or braided. The Pawnees also painted their faces for special occasions. They used different patterns for war paint, religious ceremonies, and festive decoration.




16 Pawnee used buffalo fat in their hair to make it stand up like a horn.

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