Sioux Indians in Full Feather, Nebraska

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Back to Results Do you remember "The Peace Pipe" in Long-fellow's "The Song of Hiawatha?" Here are a few lines from it that fit this picture: And they stood there on the meadow,
With their weapons and their war-gear,
Painted like the leaves of autumn,
Painted like the sky of morning. . .
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In their faces stern defiance,
In their hearts the feuds of ages. These are Sioux (s) Indians in full war paint and feather. This is the way they rode forth in days of old to do battle with an enemy tribe. And this is the way they looked when they went out on the bloody trail to slay the pale faces. The Sioux are made up of many tribes such as the Dakotas, the Crows, the Kansans, the Iowas, the Omahas, and the Missouris. Their names were given to states and cities of our Middle West. These tribes made war on each other much of the time. All of them probably lived by growing grains before they captured the wild horses of the plains. These horses were the offspring of those that escaped from early Spanish explorers. When they had horses, some of the tribes became wanderers. They lived by hunting the buffalo and by raiding their more peaceful neighbors. When the first settlers came to America, the Indians were the only people here. Many of them had farms and tended their corn and tobacco. They taught the whites how to girdle trees and thus to cause these trees to die rapidly. They also taught the setters how to tap sugar trees and to make maple sugar. What are the Indian women called? The babies? The fighting men? Tell the story of Hiawatha's building his canoe. Keystone ID: 16718 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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