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a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas

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A number of years ago, in a previous issue of Whispering Wind magazine [Green 2002], this author presented a short article on 'tipi bags' or 'possible bags', a well-known and beautifully decorated type of container used by North American Plains peoples for storage of clothing and personal belongings.
After Congress passed the Homestead Act in 1862, thousands of settlers moved to the semi-arid grasslands of the North American plains to farm and graze cattle.
CHILDREN OF THE TIPI: LIFE IN THE BUFFALO DAYS comes from an award-winning editor who here combines lovely vintage sepia photos with simple quotes by Indian chiefs and elders to explain to children what life was like growing up on the American plains.
Chief among them is Colin, a seven-year-old North American Plains bison.
The cast is made up of seven professional singers playing more than 60 different parts, depicting many aspects of life of pioneer women who crossed, and lived on, the American plains during the 1870s and '80s.
Come and hear Dave Ireland talk about North +America's largest land animal--the North American plains bison--and then tour the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.
The archaeological site preserved the customs practiced by the First Nations people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years.
At least two motives were in play: to make way for the railroads and, perhaps more importantly, to destroy the livelihood of the Native American Plains Indians so they could be rounded up and placed on those concentration camps called "reservations.
Times change, and what defines the American Plains also has changed.
Ritual and honour; warriors of the North American plains.
Tucker, "The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607-1890: A Political, Social, and Military History" is a 1318-page, three-volume compendium covering all of America's 'Indian Wars' ranging from the early 1600s on the eastern coast, to the final subjugation of the American Plains Indian tribes in the late 1880s.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 19TH century, farmers on the American plains had a problem: If cows and other livestock from neighboring properties trampled their crops, it was the farmers themselves, not the owners of the roaming animals, who were responsible for the damage.
The American Plains Artists will host the 27th APA Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale September 9-October 30, 2011, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, NM.
He disapproved of suggestions to rewild non-native species - for example, relocating elephants and rhinos to the American plains.
His latest book, Shannon, is an epic poem (try that one on), one of those remarkable accomplishments that seems to come out of nowhere, a book-length persona poem in the voice of an early nineteenth century soldier slowly starving to death on the American plains.
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