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Native American Life on the Great Plains

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Horses


The introduction of horses to Native American people on the Great Plains had a huge impact on their culture, improving their ability to hunt, fight, and travel. Horses were introduced to the Plains people by the Spanish in the 18th century. Acquiring horses allowed Native Americans greater mobility---former agriculture-based tribes of the river valleys became nomadic hunters, creating a new life on the Plains.

Fun Fact: Plains people bred and traded horses with other Indian Nations.

Next: Hunting Buffalo

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