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The daily diary 1p The Lives of the Native Americans Not many of you know much about the Native Americans but hopefully after you have read this article you will see them in a new light. I have recently returned from a trip to the west which is where the natives are located. I went to the Great Plains and visited some tribes and learnt of there ways. Different tribes I went to had different living arrangements, for example a tribe called "the Sioux" pronounced "sue" lived in odd shaped tents called "tipi's" they were made up of about 15 long pieces of wood and were made to control the temperature inside it. Quite advanced stuff for these people. These tents were very durable and could withstand strong winds, it was also extremely easy to move and make. Each family would live in a tipi this would include the mother, father, children, uncles, aunts and grandparents. There would be at least one warrior in the family. ...read more.


They also cut off their enemies scalps and ripped out their eyes in believe that when they enter the happy hunting ground , known to us as heaven, they will not be able to find them and kill them because they believed that the state you died in would be the state you would enter the happy hunting ground. The native's rituals would look like torture from our point of perspective but are just rituals. A man called the medicine man would be in the centre of this and would perform magical dances and would be wearing clothes made up of all the animals on the plains, he is believed by the natives to have magical powers but we suspect he is just a fake acting the part. The Indians eat buffalo a lot and is there main food, they hunt for buffalo about three times a year, and they locate the buffalo by searching the plains and sometimes using dogs. ...read more.


behind a hill or out of site and when all the buffalo have gone they will come in and cut the buffalo up and put them onto a truck like thing onto the backs of their horse. There are also many dangers in hunting the buffalo. If a warrior was to fall off their horse they would probably be trampled to death. It was a very fast paced thing, and it was hard to distinguish what was where. Young natives wanted to join in and take part because it would prove they were a brave warrior. If they did and proved themselves a worthy warriors they might be accepted into a warrior society and give themselves more respect in the tribes. In my opinion I think these natives are alright people, I also think that we should not judge something because we do not understand. I have been there and met these people and lived their life. If there was a moral to the Native Americans story I think it would be don't judge a book by its cover. ...read more.

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