Questions: Sections 4-7
- Before the arrival of the horse on the plains, what was the only means of getting from place to place on land?
- For traveling on rivers, the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people used a round tub-like boat called what?
- Before horses arrived on the plains, a method of hunting involved chasing the bison over a cliff. What was this called?
- What other kinds of animals, besides bison, were hunted for food?
- A healthful type of food made of dried powdered meat mixed with dried fruit was called what?
- Pemmican was stored in a rawhide case called a what?
- Agricultural crops were important, not only as food for the tribe that raised them, but also for what?
- Allowances of food provided on reservations were called what?
- Most of the clothing of the early Indians was made of what?
- During the summer, men usually wore what?
- What was the warmest winter robe?
- What are special outfits worn for special occasions called?
- What type of language was used in order to communicate while trading with someone from another tribe?
- Who educated the children in the homes?
- After Indians began living on reservations, how did the children’s education change?
Critical Thinking Questions
- Why didn’t the Indians use wagons to pull loads?
- How did the bullboat get its name?
- The “buffalo jump” was not used in most of North Dakota. Why?
- What method of preserving meat could be used in the winter but not in the summer?
- What are some types of regalia worn by both Indians and non-Indians?
- Why did tribes who traded with each other use sign language instead of just speaking with each other?
- Describe your feelings if you had been a child who was sent away to a boarding school hundreds of miles from home. Describe how you would feel if you were not allowed to speak your language, and forced to dress in a strange way.