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Lakota Sioux Indians

  1. Food
    1. buffalo
      all parts of the buffalo were used, even the hooves
    2. elk, deer
      pemmican is a preserved meat and berries that was eaten when traveling
    3. turnips, bannock, berries
      bannock is a yeast-free bread
  2. Clothing
    1. made of buffalo hide
    2. decorated with beads, paintings, shells, quills, elk teeth
    3. women wore dresses and leggings, necklaces, ponchos
    4. men wore shirts, breechcloths and leggings
  3. Shelter
    1. made of buffalo hide stretched over pine tree poles
    2. cone-shaped
    3. tipi
  4. Crafts
    1. dream catcher
    2. quillwork
    3. beadwork
      beads were European glass beads gotten in trades
  5. Resources
    1. The Lakota of the Plains - http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/north-south-east-west/lakota/index.html
    2. HOMELAND - The Lakota Ways - http://www.pbs.org/itvs/homeland/lakota.html
    3. Seth Eastman Paintings of Indian Life - www.house.gov/res
    4. Daily Life of the Plains Indians - http://collections.ic.gc.ca/luxton/daily.htm
  6. Location - Great Plains of South and North Dakota
  7. A story - The Buffalo and the Mouse - http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212101/mouse.htm
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Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain - 6/28/03