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1 Living with the Plains Indians
Jen Janek

2 You are about to go on a great adventure!
Welcome! You are about to go on a great adventure! The first page you are going to see is the Table of Contents. On this page, you can enter into different pages to explore! When you are finished reading, you may click on the tipi to return back to the Table of Contents! Click here to begin!

3 Table of Contents The Plains Indians Who are they?
How did they get here? Where did they live? How did they survive? What was their community like? Who are the famous leaders? What do you remember? Where is the information from?

4 Who are the Plains Indians?
They hunted buffalo. They built teepees. They lived on the Great Plains.

5 The Tribes of the Plains
Sioux Cheyenne Crow Apache Blackfoot Shoshone Arapaho And many more! CLICK ON THE TRIBE TO SEE WHERE THEY WERE ON THE MAP!

6 How did they get here? A land bridge
During the Ice Age, the area between Asia and North America was frozen. They walked across the bridge in search of food.

7 You see… So, they moved from place to place
hunting mammoth for food. Food was hard to find in the Arctic.

8 But, The mammoth were searching for food too!
Just like humans, they had a hard time finding food on the ice!

9 One area they settled in was the Great Plains.
As the people followed the mammoth, they settled in warmer areas. The Great Plains are known today as North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. One area they settled in was the Great Plains.

10 How did they survive?

11 How did they survive?

12 Other foods Bear Deer Antelope

13 Clothing

14 The teepee The Plains Indians lived in teepees made out of buffalo hides. Women were in charge of setting up and taking down the teepees. The teepee kept the Indians warm in winter and cool in summer.

15 Traveling Before they would leave, they would pack everything and lay it on two poles from the teepee. The Plains Indians would move a lot to follow the buffalo. Then the horse or dog would pull the travois.

16 Famous leaders

17 Sitting Bull When the white people began settling in the Sioux territory, he fought for the Sioux’s right to stay on their land. Lakota Sioux Lived from Sitting Bull is remembered for his strength.

18 Crazy Horse This battle was fought against General Custer and the U.S. army troops. The United States was trying to take land away from the Sioux. Crazy Horse is famous for his victory at the Battle at Little Bighorn. Oglala Sioux war chief Lived from

19 Geronimo He was captured and sent to prison. Several years later President Theodore Roosevelt gave the Apaches land and homes in Oklahoma. Geronimo did not like this. He escaped from the reservation and fought for their land. In the year 1870, the Apache Indians were forced to live on a reservation because white people wanted to search for gold. Apache Lived from

20 Welcome! Click here to watch how the Plains Indians lived!
In a little bit a link to a website is going to appear. When it does, click on the link and find the video called “Life for the Plains Indians.” This is what the box looks like to click on! Enjoy the film! Click here to watch how the Plains Indians lived!

21 What do you remember about living with the Plains Indians?
Take a quiz!

22 The land where the Plains Indians lived had…
Many creeks, but not many rivers. Some trees, but many open fields. Some hills, but mostly flat land.

23 # 1 Try again! Great Job! Try again! Try again!
What type of home did the Plains Indians most often live in? Teepee Chickee Try again! Great Job! Try again! Try again! Longhouse Wigwam Let’s try another question!

24 Bibliography www.thepostcard.com/ walt/state/ga/ga148.gif
anthro.palomar.edu/.../ map_of_Am_Indians.gif walt/state/ga/ga148.gif wappingersschools.org/ SheafeRoad/NAIndex.html bbwigwam.htm images/snow jpg buffalo_mgr-... BuffaloSkins.htm bison/wes4.html quill.html coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/.../ graphics/sioux.gif jamaica.u.arizona.edu/.../ School/lakota12.htm oregon_trail_photos.htm other.htm haartebeeste.jpg ice%20from%20helico.JPG \www.motherplanet.net/.../ north-america.jpg artofdon.com/ Paintings%20CR.htm

25 # 2 Try again! Try again! Try again! Great Job!
Which animal did the Plains Indians eat the most of? Try again! Try again! Deer Bear Try again! Mammoth Buffalo Great Job! Let’s try another question!

26 # 3 Try again! Try again! Try again! Great Job!
Why did the Plains Indians travel so much? Try again! The weather was too cold. They had to find new jobs. Try again! Try again! They followed the buffalo. They had to find a new farm. Great Job! Let’s try another question!

27 # 4 Try again! Try again! Try again! Great Job!
Which famous leader is famous for his victory at the Battle of Little Bighorn? Geronimo Tomochichi Try again! Try again! Sitting Bull Crazy Horse Try again! Great Job! Let’s try another question!

28 # 5 Try again! Great Job! Try again! Try again!
Why did people come to the Plains? They followed the mammoth across the land bridge. They heard the scenery was beautiful! Try again! Great Job! They heard the land was good for farming. Try again! They were searching for gold. Try again!


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