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Northern Plains Indian Beaded Bag - C3753.51

Category: Other Art Objects | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Wed, Apr 27th 2016, 3:05pm

Northern Plains Indian Beaded Bag - C3753.51 Plains Indians are usually divided into two broad classifications which overlap to some degree. The Northern group became a fully nomadic horse culture during the 18th and 19th centuries, following the vast herds of buffalo, although some tribes occasionally engaged in agriculture. These include the Blackfoot, Arapaho, Assiniboine, Cheyenne, Comanche, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kiowa, Lakota, Lipan, Plains Apache (or Kiowa Apache), Plains Cree, Plains Ojibwa, Sarsi, Nakoda (Stoney), and Tonkawa.


The Southern group of Plains Indians were semi-sedentary, and, in addition to hunting buffalo, they lived in villages, raised crops, and actively traded with other tribes. These include the Arikara, Hidatsa, Iowa, Kaw (or Kansa), Kitsai, Mandan, Missouria, Omaha, Osage, Otoe, Pawnee, Ponca, Quapaw, Wichita, and the Santee Dakota, Yanktonai and Yankton Dakota. Both groups included people indigenous to the region as well as those who were pushed west by population pressure linked to the ever-westward expansion of white culture.


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