The tribe lived in thatched houses before which were grass huts shaped like beehives. They had a communal way of life in their permanent habitations. When men went to hunt they build temporary shelters from buffalo hides. Before the modern times, the men dressed in breech clothes and occasionally putting on leather chaps to act as leg protection. Their hair was cut in traditional Mohawk or complete shaving of hair and wore single long tassel of hair on the top of the head. Women kept long hair styled in a bum or braid. They wore wrap around skirts and ponchos. In the modern times traditional dress and face paints are only reserved
Cotton shirts, breechcloths, and leggings were what men adorned themselves with in the summer. Men wore long coats to stay warm in the winter. Both men and women wore clothing and moccasins decorated with beads and quillwork. The Sioux even had fancy head gear. Men wore head ware to show off or for war or even for warmth. Men decorated their head gear with eagle feathers. The Sioux loved to display their talent in sewing with their clothes.
The Kiowa were another greatly feared and hostile tribe that strongly resisted European influence in their lives. They originally resided in Montana where
The Sioux tribe followed the buffalo migration because that is what they would mostly eat apart from elk and deer. They used each part of the buffalo for many purposes. They carved the horns into cups and spoons. The teeth became tools and decorations, and were used in ceremonial rattles. The brain was used to process leather. Bones were made into knives, arrowheads, and shovels. Hides were used to make teepee covers, clothes, belts, bag, dolls, and shoes. The hair was used for headdresses and to stuff pillows, pad saddles and weave ropes. The tongue, heart, and liver were eaten right away. Muscles were cut into strips and preserved as jerky.
The Cherokee tribe is known as one of the earliest and largest Indian tribe in North America. They are federally recognized even today among several states(museum). While they slowly became Americanized by the Europeans who came over to America, some still practice their typical Indian rituals publicly today. Most converted to Christianity and their government in Oklahoma is based off the American government with three branches. One would believe that the Trail of Tears could have completely vanquished these Indians but many made it through the horrendous trial and kept the Indian bloodline going even present day (Conley).
I picked the Chinook tribe, which is a northwestern tribe located around the columbian river, or today's Washington and Oregon. The land and climate really defined how the Chinook people lived and is why it’s defined as a folk culture. The Chinook tribe is around large forests that the tribe uses to build canoes and large houses. The Chinook tribe would build these large houses and many people could live inside, these houses were made out of red cedar a tree that was very abundant in the area. The Climate where the Chinook tribe located was very harsh but easy at times. The climate existed of very rainy seasons with very hot seasons that defined what the Chinook tribe would wear. The Chinook tribe would wear little to nothing on the hot
The Choctaw Indians of Alabama are a band of Indians that managed to remain behind in the outer regions of north Mobile and south Washington counties after their tribal lands were given up to the United States in 1830. Beginning in 1830, the most significant period of their removal from their homelands, the majority of the Choctaw tribe was forced along the Trail of Tears settling on reservation lands in Mississippi and Oklahoma. A small group of about 45 families avoided removal by settling and hiding out in the woods surrounding the small communities of Citronelle, Mt. Vernon, and McIntosh.
Homes in the Cherokee villages were often located near rivers. They were made of rivercane and plaster. Roofs were thatched which meant it was made from dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes, or heather. The houses, though made of what seems weak materials, were nearly as strong as log cabins. Larger buildings were built for ceremonial purposes. Each of the indian villages has a ballpark for entertainment. Each village had a palisade around it for protection from other tribes. Nowadays, Cherokees live in a home or an apartment just like an average American.
Sports teams should not worry about changing their name, mascot, and pride. The cost would be outrageous. The Washington Redskins are a big NFL team. Auerbach states, “Changing the name of these well-established teams would not be easy . . . they would have to spend millions on marketing in an effort to keep long-time fans and attract new one.” Companies would not be willing to spend millions of dollars on a name change. All of the merchandise would have to be changed, it would be very time consuming. According to the article, written by Auerbach, it is stated that “The Seminole tribe . . . has for generations played a major role in Florida’s maintaining an extensive partnership with Florida State University.” The Seminole tribe gets a special
The women usually harvested most of the food. They ate deohako, or life supporters, which were corn, beans, and squash. These three crops could also be known as the three sisters. They could be mixed together to create a vegetable dish called succotash. The Iroquois people also picked lots of blueberries, strawberries, and cranberries. Tools were created for farming, such as the wooden rake used to level the soil, and a wooden spade to dig the soil. After food was dried, it would be placed into clay pots that were lined with bark to keep mice out. In the fall, men usually hunted for animals like elk, bears, deer and wolves. During the spring, they would go fishing. Men would also help clear fields and build villages, but their primary job was warfare.The Iroquois were always grateful for their food and held six festivals each year to say their
The Comanche Tribe is made up of brilliant horsemen who took control of the Southern Plains. They are most known for playing a large role in Texas frontier during most of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Although the Comanche’s lived near the upper reaches of the Platte River in eastern Wyoming, they later established themselves from western Oklahoma to the Texas Panhandle into New Mexico. Today, currently 5,000 Comanche’s live near Lawton, Oklahoma; their tribal headquarters.
The most noticeable difference is that most tribes wear headdresses. However, the Cherokees didn’t, instead the Cherokee Indian men wore leggings. While the Cherokee wore skirts that wrapped around their body and blouses made of fibers or deer skin. Both the men and women would wear moccasins sometimes even with fur inside the moccasins to keep their feet warm. Other times in order to strengthen their feet, the Cherokee people would endure the pain of going barefoot.
Their greatest resources were the trees around them. Most of their tools were made from wood. They also used a lot of bark from the trees to make things. Women made Miwoks, or birch bark containers, strapped to their waist to gather berries. They used a similar container to collect maple syrup. They made canoes out of bark as well. Spears were made out of wood to catch fish. For hunting, they used bow and arrows made from trees. They made stone tomahawks. Snowshoes were another Native American invention. The trees provided them with many tools. -Chevy
They made the lodges by putting polls in a circle, and having the tops be forked (Alchin). Then, they put crossbeams on in and filled in the holes with reeds and grass, they then covered the structure in earth. The finished product would be oval shaped (Alchin). The lodges were able to stow 30 to 50 people in one lodge, and there were about 15 lodges in every village (The Pawnee Indian Tribe). Inhabitants of the villages usually changed lodges with other Pawnees, but they generally stayed in the same village (The Pawnee Indian Tribe).
The Sioux made clothes from animals in their homelands. The men wore breechcloths and thigh length leggings. The leggings often had fringes or porcupine quills on the outside seams. Their shirts were made from a whole animal hide. The hide was sewn under the arms to make loose sleeves. The bottom of the shirt and sleeves had fringes. The shirts were decorated with porcupine quills, beads, hair locks, or animal tails. Women wore deerskin dresses and skirts. The dresses were sewn from 2 or 3 animal skins. The hem and sleeves had fringes. Some dress tops had quill work, beads, elk teeth, or seashell decorations. Men and women wore moccasins. Sometimes they made them with fur still attached. When it was winter, the moccasins could be turned with the