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Native Americans and the United States A CLASH OF CULTURES ON THE PRAIRIE
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Standard and Questions A.2.7 Review the Native American experience. KEY QUESTIONS: What and why did the Native Americans face difficulties during the 19 th century? What is the reservation system and describe the impact on Native American culture?
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1. The Culture of the Plains Indians A. Life on the Plains i. Great Plains—grasslands in west-central portion of the U.S. ii. East: hunting, farming villages; West: nomadic hunting, gathering
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B. The Horse and the Buffalo i. Horses, guns lead most Plains tribes to nomadic life by mid- 1700s ii. Trespassing others’ hunting lands causes war iii. Buffalo is essential: - worship without formal ministers - meat used for jerky, pemmican
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C. Family Life i. Form family groups with ties to other bands that speak same language ii. Men are hunters, warriors; women butcher meat, prepare hides iii. Believe in powerful spirits that control natural world iv. Children learn through myths, stories, games, example v. Communal life; leaders rule by counsel
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2. Clash of Cultures; Settlers Push Westward
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