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The Medicine Bag

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The Medicine Bag
By. Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Prezi made by: Audra, Blake, Ashlyn, Joe
The Sioux tribe originally came to North America from Asia.
Sioux actually means “little snake.”
The Sioux were nomadic people. They never stayed in one place for a long time.

They followed the pattern of buffalo, to find water and food.
The Spanish introduced them to horses in the 1500’s.
During the Gold Rush there were rumors that there was gold on the Sioux land.

The Sioux had long, stately jet-black hair, like people in Asia.
The Sioux speak english and speak bilingual in their language Lakota/Dakota Language
The Sioux people were farmers, hunters, and gatherers.
The Sioux are known for their powwows, a ceremony held at the same time each year featuring dancing, singing, and lots of food.
They wore authentic clothes made out of animal skins.

The Sioux Nation is a large group of Native American tribes that traditionally lived in the Great Plains.
The Sioux lived in the Northern Great Plains in lands that are today the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The Indians embrace their unique culture very much.
Tribes traveled all over the plains. However, they sometimes ended up in other states for short periods of time.
The Sioux lived in teepees made from long wooden poles and covered with bison hides.
Teepees could be taken down and set up quickly. This enabled entire villages to move on a regular basis.

How to put up a Teepee in 60 seconds
Iroquois - The Iroquois League was a grouping of five Native American Nations: the Seneca, Onondaga, Mohawk, Oneida and Cayuga. The Tuscarora nation joined later. These nations were located in the Northeastern part of the United States.
Sioux Nation - The Great Sioux Nation is a group of people generally called the Sioux. They do not act sheepishly about their traditions, but show pride in their culture. They are divided into three major groups: Lakota, Western Dakota and Eastern Dakota. The Sioux were Great Plains Indians.

Native Americans were often grouped into tribes or nations. These groupings were generally based on people that shared the same culture, language, religion, customs and politics. There are over 1000 Native American Tribes in the United States.
Algonquian - A large group of over 100 tribes that speak the Algonquian languages. They spread across the entire country and include tribes such as the Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Mohicans, and the Ottawas.
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