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Why was the buffalo important?
All its part were used. Eat the meat. Bones into tools. Hair into ropes. Skins into shelter.
What did the Comanche Chiefs do as leaders?
They met to decide issues that affected the group.
The Comanche had their own government. What were the leaders called?
Why was the horse important to the Indians?
It made it easier for them to travel and hunt.
What animal changed the lives of the Plains Indians?
The Comanche Indians were skilled horse riders, hunters, and warriors. True or False
What is a teepee?
A cone-shaped tent covered with buffalo skins.
A ___________ is similar to a sled and is made from two poles and pulled by a dog.
A ____________ is a person who moves around does not live in one place.
What was life like on the Western Plains?
- Farming was difficult because of dry land
- Important resource was buffalo
- Carved bones into tools
- Were nomads
A ______________ is a home that Plains Indians made using bark, earth, and grass.
What was life like on the Eastern Plains?
- Farm good because of rain
- Live near rivers in earth lodges
- Farmed in spring and fall
- Hunted buffalo in summer and winter