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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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  • The Plains Indian Argumentative Essay

    We see from the beginning that the Indians did not approve of “the whites” around them but in order to save themselves and what they had left they were forced to adapt to un-natural customs and traditions from the mass migration of European immigrants. A God given right to expand American democracy and populate the western frontier is how they explained virtually terrorizing and dishonoring many treaties and policies between the Native Americans. One of the major issues faced between the Native…

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  • The Sun Dance: Plains Indians

    The Sun Dance, most critical religious function of the Plains Indians of North America and, for itinerant people groups, an event when generally autonomous groups assembled to reaffirm their fundamental convictions about the universe and the otherworldly through customs of individual and group give up. It is a service rehearsed diversely by a few North American Indian Nations, yet a significant number of the functions have highlights in like manner, including moving, singing and drumming, the…

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  • How Did Technology Affect The Plains Indians

    In the second half of the nineteenth century, technology played a significant role in the lives of the Great Plains Indians. During this time, the US government was trying to assimilate the native americans into or nation. We took away any items that they had and tried to get them to forget their culture. Technology helped the Native Americans in some ways, but it was mainly an issue for them. At this time the Plains Indians were being put into indian schools and were being mistreated.…

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  • Crazy Horse: The Great Plains Indian War

    Crazy horse was the leader of the Lakota Sioux. He was celebrated for his battle skills as well as his efforts to preserve Native American traditions. He fought alongside Sitting Bull and others in the American-Indian wars, and was instrumental in the defeat of George Armstrong Custer’s forces at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. After surrendering to federal troops in 1877, he was killed amid rumors of a planned escape. Since his violent and controversial death, Crazy Horse, or Tashunka Witko,…

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  • What Did The Plains Indians Lost Their Land Analysis

    During the period 1800 to 1890, the Plains Indians lost their ancestral homelands to white settlers from the USA, leading to them being forced into reservations. This was due to reasons including the actions of the federal government and the US army, their own mistakes which affected public opinion of them and the westward movement of settlers due to the railroads and the discovery of gold. One factor that meant that the Plains Indians lost their land was the actions of the federal government. A…

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  • Henry Dawes Severalty Act: The Fall Of The Plains Indians

    in the way of the whites man greed for land. The Plains Indians resisted but despite their warrior spirit and strong culture the Plains Indians were defeated by whites due to forced…

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  • Native American Tribe Beliefs

    great legacy and culture that still exists today (Alchin). After the move westward by the French to the Great Plains, their culture had changed; they became nomads and hunted buffalo. After the move, the tribe separated into two groups: the northern and southern Cheyenne. The rituals and ceremonies that the tribe did were mostly like all the other tribes’ in the plains for example, the Sweat lodge ceremony, the vision quest, and, the daunting sun dance ceremony. One ceremony that they had was…

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  • The Comanche: The Lords Of The Plains

    The Comanches were a very diverse Indian tribe in their culture, war tactics, and the Comanches reservations. The Comanches were a fierce warrior tribe. They were in states such as Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma,and Arizona. They were exceptional horsemen. The Comanches were excellent at hunting and gathering. The Comanches were known as the “Lords of the Plains. The Comanches had a very unique culture. The Comanches were originally part of the Eastern Shoshone, who lived by Platte River…

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  • Sioux Tribe Essay

    If one were to wander throughout the Great Plains and listen to all the words being spoken, they would notice many are not the same. This is very important to analyze because the language of a nation determines many other aspects of their culture and their thoughts (Dvek, 116). For example, many of the tribes would tell stories of the Earth, but the language barrier created a major problem with the passing of stories orally. It was also difficult to teach the younger generations the language…

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