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Plains Indian


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Plains Indian

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Indian peoples who inhabit, or formerly inhabited, the North American Great Plains, which is a vast grassland between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains and from present-day provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada through the present-day state of Texas in the United States. The area is drained principally by the Missouri and Mississippi rivers; the valleys of this watershed are the most reliable sites from which to obtain fresh water, wood, and most plant foods.

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Plains

Plains Indians

Buffalo Indian

Indian, Plains

Narrower Terms

Hidatsa

Sioux

Comanche

Gros Ventre

Assiniboin

Crow

Kiowa

Oto

Plains Cree

Arapaho

Mandan

Osage

Arikara

Cheyenne

Omaha

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