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  • How Did The Great Plains Indian Culture Affect The Americans

    When the Civil War was over Americans went west. Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Mormons moved out west for cheap land and religious freedom. The Americans formed a new America. These areas that were settled were like colonies. They had their own ideas, laws and currency. Before the Civil War the whites made their homes in the Great Plains (also known as the Great American Desert). The Great Plains were usually very hot in the summer and icy cold in the winter. This weather made it hard for them to travel. Women had it harder than others because they had to leave families, endure dangerous conditions and do hard physical labor to work the new land. During the migration west the Americans encountered Indians. The Indians during this time had changed from a purely agricultural way of life to a nomadic way of hunting the buffalo. This changed took place after acquiring Spanish horses. The Plains Indians…

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  • Sioux: Great Plains Native American Cultural Groups

    Shatonyia Davis Where did the Sioux live? “The Sioux are individuals of the Great Plains Native American cultural group.” The geography of the area in which they reside influenced the lifestyle and values of the Sioux tribe. There are three main disunions of Sioux: Eastern Dakota, Western Dakota, and the Lakota. Many Sioux tribes were nomadic individuals who moved from place to place chasing after bison (buffalo) herds. Much of their lifestyle was built around hunting bison. The Sioux lived in…

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  • Bury My Heart At Wounded K Knee Analysis

    In the 1800s, white pioneers were moving west and looking for places to settle. Native Americans occupied the Great Plains, and the white people were about to take over. Starting around the 1860s, the United State’s government started forcing the native peoples to leave their homelands and either move into the designated areas called “reservations”, or in some cases be exiled to Mexico. The Native people did not like this forceful threat at all, particularly because in the reservations they…

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  • Essay On The Dust Bowl

    Natural disasters are unavoidable events caused by the forces of nature working together. There is a great deal of man-made environmental disasters that left lasting impressions on the habitats humans and animals were and are still compelled to share. Some include “Door to Hell” caused by a drilling rig made by Soviet geologists, Ecocide in Vietnam during the Vietnam war where American military strategists destructed farmland in order to damage their opponent’s food sources, and The Love Canal…

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  • Kiowa Tribe Research Paper

    They are a tribe of Native Americans. They migrated from western Montana Southward into the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in the 17th and 18th centuries, and finally into the Southern Plains by the early 19th century. In 1867, the Kiowa moved to a reservation in southwestern Oklahoma. Their name was most given with the meaning “Principle People”. Today they are federally recognized as Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma with headquarters in Carnegie, Oklahoma.The Kiowa language is still spoken today and is…

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  • Plains Bison Essay

    The great American plains bison has had a very interesting past in America and has served a various amount of purposes. The American bison played a crucial role in the native American tribe’s ways of life here in Colorado. The American Bison also made an impact not only on the settlers of Colorado but on the north American prairie. On the verge of extinction, the bison was able to repopulate with help with Americas National Parks. After sometime Colorado cultivated its own herd of genetically…

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  • American Bison Extinction

    In our American history, we have hunted the American bison almost to extinction. In almost a century, the bison population went from roughly 60 million in 1800 to 14 million in 1870 (Lott 2003). Some people call this time, the "Great Slaughter." The military had issued orders to kill the bison. The thought of the government was that if you killed the bison, you killed the Native Americans. The hides were also great for crossing the freezing Plains of the United States, when going West was the…

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  • Sand Creek Massacre Essay

    When looking at government policies for reservations, there are definitely early glimpses of the hatred and mistreatment toward the Native Americans, though also positive sides from government. An Indian commissioner Luke Lea made a recommendation to get the Plains Indians from specific reservations to move away from hunting, by his words, “reducing the amount of land available for hunting, he hoped to force these people to adopt a farming economy.” The purpose of these reservations by the…

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  • Drought Research Paper

    growth”(Merriam-Webster). 2. According to an article titled, What Does the Drought Mean for the Future, from the University of Arizona Climate change network, drought can mean different things like enough water to produce a good harvest or sustain other needs, or simply not enough rain to meet your needs (Overpeck). B. Droughts historically have been a part of the American experience, sometime contributed greatly by the farming practices of our agricultural industry. 1. During the 1950’s…

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  • Native American Unsustainable Lifestyle

    First, by looking at John Steinbeck’s The Log From the Sea of Cortez we can see how unsustainable lifestyles persist today. In the middle of the Sea of Cortez Steinbeck wrote,” Fifty miles away the Japanese boats are dredging with overlapping scoops, bringing up tons of shrimps, rapidly destroying the species so that it may never come back, and with the species destroying the ecological balance of the whole region” (Steinbeck 468). He is describing the overfishing that was occurring in the Sea…

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