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A member of any of the Native American peoples inhabiting the Great Plains of the United States and Canada. The Plains Indians spoke a variety of unrelated languages but shared certain cultural features such as nomadic buffalo hunting, the use of conical tepees, and a reliance on the horse in hunting and warfare.
(Peoples) a member of any of the North American Indian peoples formerly living in the Great Plains of the US and Canada
a member of any of the American Indian peoples of the Great Plains who shared certain cultural features, including mounted hunting of bison and shifting residence in tepees.
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|Noun||1.||Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America|
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Atakapa, Attacapan - a member of an Indian people formerly living along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
Arapaho, Arapahoe - a member of a tribe of Plains Indians formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and Wyoming (now living in Oklahoma and Wyoming)
Blackfoot - a member of a warlike group of Algonquians living in the northwestern plains
Caddo - a group of Plains Indians formerly living in what is now North and South Dakota and Nebraska and Kansas and Arkansas and Louisiana and Oklahoma and Texas
Cheyenne - a member of a North American Indian people living on the western plains (now living in Oklahoma and Montana)
Kiowa - a member of a Tanoan people living in the southwestern United States
Pima - a member of the North American Indian people living in southern Arizona and northern Mexico