·AMERICA'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
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The acquisition of horses by the plains Indians in the early…
The acquisition of horses by the plains Indians in the early 18th century transformed the lives of most tribes between the Rockies and the Mississippi. Almost overnight they found a much more effective way of hunting the buffalo, the main staple of life in this huge area. They embraced the horseback riding culture enthusiastically. With a good horse under him, a hunter could go faster than a buffalo which gave him an enormous advantage.
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This is Plains Horse Archery. The only form of horse archery originating from North America for the past 375 years. There is a specific technique to shooting and arrows are ALWAYS held points up in bow hand. To understand this technique properly, one must use a plains bow and arrows. the correct archery tackle as well as technique is the only way to truly represent this discipline and style.
A Southern Plains Beaded and Fringed Hide Ghost Dance Shirt decorated overall with yellow ochre, the finely tanned hide painted in red and green pigments, on the front with four birds, probably crows, smaller birds, cirlces and idiosyncracies in the open field, the back, painted with a cluster of stars, the tapering bibs stitched along the edges in red, yellow and two shades of glass beads, with geometric motifs. length with fringe 43 in. Sotheby’s AMERICAN INDIAN ART 08 MAY 2006. NEW YORK
Northern Plains female doll : Collections Online
1900 Northern Plains Indian female 11-inch doll wearing a light leather dress over a stuffed cloth body. The top half and sleeves of the bodice are decorated with beadwork in shades of blue. Beadwork borders the scalloped edge of the skirt. A brown leather belt holds a multicolor beadwork sheath and pouch. The doll wears high moccasins with bead and quillwork decorations.