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The tipi, a conical tent originally made of animal skins or birch bark, was the traditional home of the Plains Indians.

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The Plains Indian leaders followed Pratt's rules and met his educational demands even as they remained true to their own identities, practicing traditional dances and ceremonies (Lookingbill 2006).

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Plains Indian warriors won prestige, known as "counting coup," by acts of bravery in the face of the enemy.

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The nomadic Plains Indian tribes survived on hunting, and bison was their main food source.

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A peace pipe, also called a "calumet" or "medicine pipe," was used by many Plains Indians tribes as a ceremonial smoking pipe, traditionally as a token of peace.

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Conflict with the Plains Indians continued through the Civil War.

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Feathered war bonnets (or headdresses) were a military decoration developed by the Plains Indians.

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Such portability was important to those Plains Indians who had a nomadic lifestyle.

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The Sun Dance is a ceremony practiced by a number of Native Americans, and was one of the most important rituals practiced by Plains Indians.

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The Plains Indians are the Indigenous peoples who lived on the plains and rolling hills of the Great Plains of North America.

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Plains Indians are so called because they roamed across the Great Plains of North America.

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Plains Indians believed that some objects possessed spiritual or talismanic power.

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European expansion into the plains and mountains by miners, ranchers, and settlers led to increasing conflicts with the Plains Indians.

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Prior to their adoption of guns, the Plains Indians hunted with spears, bows and arrows, and various forms of clubs.

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Consisting of a large number of different tribes, the Plains Indians spoke a variety of languages.

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Bison was essential to the survival of all the Plains Indians.

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Facing starvation, most tribes accepted confinement in reservations; and the traditional Plains Indians way of life was essentially over.

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Plains Indians sought spiritual help in many aspects of their life; usually by means of a vision quest.

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The second group of Plains Indians (sometimes referred to as Prairie Indians as they inhabited the Prairies) were semi-sedentary tribes who, in addition to hunting bison, lived in villages and raised crops.

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Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL) is a sign language formerly used as an auxiliary interlanguage among these Plains Indians tribes whose spoken languages were so different.

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Plains Indians used traditional pictographs to keep historical records and serve as mnemonic reminders for storytelling.

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The Plains Indians can be divided into two broad classifications, which overlap to some degree.

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