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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.
It rewrote the balance of power for the Plains Indians, decimating the village-dwelling Arikaras and Mandans and allowing the nomadic Sioux to seize control of the prairie.
The Plains Indians have a horse culture, so we are going to do what we know best; it's in our DNA.
Nelson's paintings, inspired by the ledger book style of the Plains Indians, feature chiseled figures in earthy colors.
In warfare Plains Indians used a ritual called "Counting Coup.
For $125, a horse lover can take home a mustang born in the western wilderness, descended in spirit if not in lineage from the horse herds that supported the Plains Indians two centuries ago.
Used by Plains Indians to fight off wound infections, snake bites and sore throats, echinacea is recommended by herbal practitioners as a first line of defense before resorting to any conventional antibiotics.
The tepee of the Plains Indians, for example, was owned by the woman who might spend weeks or months collecting, scraping, tanning, and sewing together eight to 20 buffalo hides for the completed shelter.
Plains Indians once relied on buffalo for food, but white settlers wiped out the huge herds.
Faribo will also expand its Wellspring collection of wool jacquard blankets and throws with a new Plains Indians theme.
Plains Indians battered and mutilated corpses during battle, including crushing skulls, dismembering bodies, and burning the remains, Bullock points out.
95), a highly readable paperback reissue of a 1931 classic, discusses the formation of the plains, the Plains Indians, the cattle kingdom (including an account of how barbed wire changed plains history), and the great trail drives.