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ERIC Number: EJ791503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Drawn by the Bison: Late Prehistoric Native Migration into the Central Plains
Ritterbush, Lauren W.
Great Plains Quarterly, v22 n4 p259-270 Fall 2002
Popular images of the Great Plains frequently portray horse-mounted Indians engaged in dramatic bison hunts. The importance of these hunts is emphasized by the oft-mentioned dependence of the Plains Indians on bison. This animal served as a source of not only food but also materials for shelter, clothing, containers, and many other necessities of life. Archeological studies have shown that bison hunting was key to the survival of Paleoindian peoples of the Plains as early as 11,000 years ago.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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