How Did Most Native Americans of the Great Plains Live?

The area reaching from Texas to slightly above the Canadian border is known as the Plains area. Before European explorers arrived in the Americas, tribes in this area would be either nomadic or sedentary. The sedentary tribes were stationary settlements of Native Americans that were established in the great river valleys. They would sustain themselves by growing corn, beans, and squash. The nomadic tribes would primarily through the herding and hunting of buffalo, as well as trading with the sedentary tribes. There were several tribes in the Plains area, including: The Sioux; The Comanche; The Kiowa; The Navajo; as well as The Apache. These tribes typically had a governing chief who could only be replaced through death or a coup.

Native Americans: The Plains

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Last updated: 04/06/2018


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