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Native Americans
 in Olden Times for Kids
Plains Indians
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What was life like in olden times in what is now the Great Plains region of the United States?

There were many different Plains people. Some wandered the plains in search of foods. Others settled down and grew crops. They spoke different languages. Tribes communicated with hand signals, smoke signals, mirror signals, and pictographs. 

Why was the buffalo so important? What different did horses make? Why did the Plains people prefer teepees to houses?  Read an ancient myth about Clever Coyote. Welcome to the Plains People in Olden Times. 

Pictographs, Smoke Signals, Mirrors

Teepees

Coup Counting

The Horse

Food & Agriculture

Buffalo

Names were important

Arts & Clothing

Star Quilts

Daily Life

Government

Marriage

Kids

Religion

Warriors

Clever Coyote powerpoint

Tribes

Blackfoot

Cheyenne

Comanche

Pawnee 

Shoshone (Thinkquest) 

Shoshone (PBS)

Sioux Nation 

Other Principal Tribes

 

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Additional Resources 

Baskets

Games

Stories

Holidays

Canoes

Homes

Religion

Tribes

Daily Life

Comparison Chart

Lesson Plans for Plains Region Native Americans for Teachers

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format

 Free Fun Clip Art for Native Americans

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