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.
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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
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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.
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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.
The museum has several top rated Plains Indian artifacts on display besides the great historic paintings.
The Spencer carbine played an important role in the Plains Indian Wars yet it's almost been forgotten by modern shooters.
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Synopsis: Now in a fully updated and significantly expanded second edition, "Plains Indians Regalia and Customs" is an original study of Plains Indian cultures of the 19th century that is presented through the use of period writings, paintings, and early photography that relate how life was carried out.
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.
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).
Jimmy P.: 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.