Plains Indian


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Plains Indian

n.
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.

Plains Indian

n
(Peoples) a member of any of the North American Indian peoples formerly living in the Great Plains of the US and Canada

Plains′ In`dian


n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 AmericaPlains 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
Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway - a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior
Pima - a member of the North American Indian people living in southern Arizona and northern Mexico
Siouan, Sioux - a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains
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And Saxon, looking at his moody face, was suddenly reminded of a lithograph she had seen in her childhood It was of a Plains Indian, in paint and feathers, astride his horse and gazing with wondering eye at a railroad train rushing along a fresh-made track.
Plains Indian Art is not only a very well written and researched volume on the history and anthropology of certain aspects of Plains Indian artistic expression, it is very simply a beautiful book.
Presolicitation:Area-Wide Reference Laboratory and Pathology Services for the Great Plains Indian Health Service
Marking the 150th anniversary of Red Cloud's War, this stunning work is illuminated by the fantastic, digitally enhanced artwork of Paul Goble, portraying in mind-stunning detail the layout of two opposed forces, the federation of Red Cloud's force of combined Oglala Sioux, Cheyenne, and other plains Indian tribes and the Union Cavalry soldiers under the command of young Captain Fetterman.
Known collectively as the buffalo bill center of the West (formerly the buffalo bill Historical center), the complex includes the buffalo bill Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Draper Natural History museum, Plains Indian museum, Whitney Western Art museum, and McCracken Research Library.
Ranging from an ancient stone pipe and painted robes to drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, and a contemporary video installation, the exhibition reflects the significant place that Plains Indian culture holds in the heritage of North America and in European history.
Residing at Harvard University's Houghton Library, The Pictographic "Autobiography of Half Moon": A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn, compiled and interpreted by Anthropologist Castle McLaughlin, is an extraordinary nineteenth century manuscript of Plains Indian drawings of the two most significant wars fought with the United States army, Red Cloud's war (1866 - 1868) and the Little Bighorn battle (1876).
Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian is one of those films.
The author spent six years in continual communication with the women, learning about their work, lives and involvement in Plains Indian legacy.
Its Plains Indian Museum has the Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, an exhibition of objects of the Native people of the Great Plains dating back to a period that artist Paul Dyck identified as the "Buffalo Culture" era, the late 1700s to pre-1890s.
She completed her education at the Plains Indian Cultural Survival School and credits PICSS with starting her on the right track to adult life.
In doing so, Reilly presents a somewhat unique look at the press coverage of the Plains Indian Wars because he focuses on the smaller local newspapers rather than the major dailies published in the large cities of the United States.