The plains region

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The plains region

To the east of the plains region there was tall grasses that covered the prairies, to the west there was short grasses and cacti.>Forest and foothills are scattered at the base of the rocky mountains, along hills and rivers. >Large herds of bufflao, deer, antelope along with bears, cougars and coyotes.>Smaller animals like jack rabbits, prairie dogs, small herbivores, grouse, geeses, ducks, cranes and eagles.

ARRIVAL

>Black Foot Confederacy>Plains Cree>Plains Ojibiwa(the Saulteaux)>Sioux (Stoney and Assisiniboine)

Hunters arrived in the plains region 10,000 years ago, but they migrated south.Around 200AD a group of natives from the Missisipi area migrated northwest, setting in semi-permanent villages in the plains region.

TEMPERATURE

The temperature in the plains region was hot and dry during the summer. Also very cold during the winter.

POPULATION

The plains region in the 1700's had a population of 33000 people living in the region.

NATURAL ENVIORNMENT

LANGUAGES

In the plains region they spoke >Algonquin>Athapascan and>Sioun.

THE PLAINS REGION

NATIONS

LOCATION

The plains region is located from southeren Manitoba and the Missispi river westward to the rocky mountains. Also located from the north Sasakatchewan rivers south into Texas. They have been there for at least 10,000 years.

FOOD

Buffalo was the main source of food they ate.>Buffalo meat was dried or cooked and made into soups and pemmican>Women collected berries that were eaten dried and fresh>The plains cree and Ojibiwa fished>Bannock was bread cooked on fire

SOCIAL STRUCTURE

There were small bands led by chiefs, if the chiefs were sucssesful in the bison hunt, defended against atacks and their leadership was respected they would stay chief.In the summer bands came together they feasted and danced.

WORK CITED

First Peoples of Canada Before Contact Menu. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2013Google." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.


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