The plains region was home to many native nations. For hundreds of years, these peoples followed the giant, wandering herds of buffalo upon which they were dependent. Clear, informative text and beautiful illustrations help describe the cultures and the ways of life of the different native nations who called the plains their home.
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Nations of the PlainsAnother of the Native Nations of North America series. This book introduces the indigenous people who lived in an area of one million square miles in central North America. The open areas of the plains presented challenges of climate and lack of plant life. The people who lived there relied on the buffalo. The three main areas were the Northern Plains, the Central Plains and the Southern Plains. The housing differed depending on environment and lifestyle. Because many different languages were spoken on the Plains, sign language allowed the different nations to communicate. The introduction of the horse by the Spanish explorers changed the way of life of the Plains nations. Colour illustrations and captions of related information and a glossary are included.
Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.