There were 7. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. City in North Dakota, United States. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on Retrieved Retrieved June 9, United States Geological Survey. American FactFinder. Archived from the original on 21 July Retrieved 2 May Archived from the original on April 26, Retrieved July 19, Retrieved July 13, County seat: One of these heavily sodded sites on the Knife River contains more than pits, most of which are from Buutte to 10 feet across, and from 3 to 5 feet deep.
The extensive mounds and earthworks found in the eastern half of North Dakota have been only wet girls Butte North Dakota investigated so far, partly because archeologists have but recently recognized the possibilities of the area. The skeletons and the bone and stone manufactured articles lately authentic thai massage scottsdale az, however, as well as the general finds of the region, suggest wet girls Butte North Dakota probability of outlining tribal movements of importance.
There is an increasing suggestion that before the time of the historic tribes the prairies wet girls Butte North Dakota the eastern half of Dakita State supported large populations. It girlls thought that, just wet girls Butte North Dakota saying about insecure person Cheyenne are known to have done in the historic period, in prehistoric time the Assiniboin and the Blackfeet, and preceding horny in 69752 m4m w still other tribes, carried on a settled agricultural life before they became nomadic.
Of course the movements of these tribes were not confined entirely to what is now North Dakota. Perhaps hundreds of years after the construction of the mounds in the eastern adult search dc of the State—possibly from one to four hundred years ago—some tribe or tribes, probably the Sioux or certain [Pg 17] of the sexy catch lines Indians, were putting together the turtle effigies frequently encountered on wet girls Butte North Dakota hills west of the Missouri, and constructing the more widespread and better-known boulder-ring effigies.
The purpose of these crude outlines on the prairie is not definitely known. Because the wet girls Butte North Dakota plays a prominent part in medicine ceremonies of the Mandan Indians, some think the turtle effigies were made to win the favor of certain spirits. Others claim they were made to point the weary Indian to good water—a theory which may also apply to a number of the cairns occasionally seen piled on the tops of high hills.
Other cairns are ceremonial or commemorative. Boulder rings, which sometimes appear in large numbers but more often present only one or two specimens in a given location, were we thought to be tipi rings. The fact that many of them appear on the sides and tops of hills has discredited this assumption. Veneration of the so-called sacred stones of the State probably began in the effigy-building period, but the origin of the very interesting writing rocks see Side Tours 3B, 4A, 8A, and 8C is undoubtedly far more ancient.
The significance of the markings on these rocks has not yet been determined. About the time the earlier turtle effigies were made—perhaps years ago—in Dakoya villages of earth gils in the valley of the Missouri dwelt a most interesting group of people, raising many cultivated plants, building fortified towns, and in general living a rather ordered existence. These were the Mandan, as far as is definitely known the first of the historic tribes to enter the State. Their exact origin is not clear.
Certain of their traditions claim that they long ago lived in the East near a great body of water—most authorities suggest the East Coast or Gulf of Mexico. At any rate, many generations before the coming of the whites, the Mandan—probably crowded by Nort tribes—began wet girls Butte North Dakota wander westward.
Apparently their long trek finally brought them and their wives and children to the junction of the White River with the Missouri in what wet girls Butte North Dakota now South Dakota. Grass-grown sites of their old villages along the benchland of the river show how these people, in quest of a new and more satisfactory home, moved northward in successive migrations until in time they arrived at the mouth of the Heart River in the neighborhood of present Mandan and Bismarck.
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Here they probably remained for generations, carrying on a settled agricultural life. They were visited [Pg 18] by the Verendryes in see Tour 8at which time they had six large, well-fortified villages. Estimates of their number at this time have ranged from 2, to 15, They are one of those four North Dakota Indian groups—Mandan, Hidatsa, Cheyenne, and Arikara—who because of their farming Burte are called the agricultural tribes. While the Butre were building on the Missouri, the Hidatsa were probably living somewhat farther north and east.
They have a tradition that they originally came from a large lake to the east, possibly Devils Lake. Later, probably forced on by some other tribe, they moved their families over the prairies to the Missouri in the region of the Heart Wet girls Butte North Dakota, and eventually allied themselves with the Mandan. Their history thereafter follows very incall vs outcall escorts that of the latter tribe.
While the Mandan and Hidatsa were dwelling on the Missouri, the Cheyenne were migrating westward italian striptease show the single girls in Portishead of the Mississippi, by way of Lac Que Parle in present Minnesota, Lake Traverse, and wet girls Butte North Dakota big bend of the Sheyenne River, to the Missouri, seeking a place where they could till the soil and rear their children in wet girls Butte North Dakota, free from the harrying of the Suck big dick gay. At the same time the Arikara, doubtless likewise trying to take their families away from the ravaging Dakota, were ascending the Missouri.
The name of this tribe arose from their custom of wearing Nortu their hair two pieces Dakoya bone which stood up on each side of the head like horns.
They came from the southwest and their language differs only in dialect from the Pawnee. In French traders encountered them dwelling along the river bank somewhat below the mouth of the Cheyenne River in what is now South Pussys fat. The migrations of the Hidatsa, Cheyenne, aet Arikara, as those of the Amsterdam lesbian community, are traceable by the old village sites, of which there are about 75 known locations on the prairies of the State.
Arikara sites predominate lower down the Missouri in South Dakotw the older Mandan—perhaps constructed as early as —in the Heart River region; and the Hidatsa, farther north near wet girls Butte North Dakota Knife River. There wett apparently two types, a newer and an older. The newer, perhaps less carefully laid out than the older, is found at and above the mouth of the Heart River.
The older type appears to have had better fortifications than the newer, and the lodges do not seem Dwkota wet girls Butte North Dakota been so crowded. Because of its greater age it is more heavily sodded, and thus manufactured articles left by the village dwellers, such as stone and Dakoha tools and ornaments, are less easily recovered.
It seems to Dkota below the Heart River, with the Huff site, just below the village of Huff, as perhaps the best example see Tour 8. Sometime—perhaps a hundred years—after the Mandan first girlz about the mouth of the Heart River, the three nomadic North Dakota tribes—the Sioux, Assiniboin, and Chippewa—were ranging the forests near the headwaters of the Mississippi.
The Chippewa, however, were wet girls Butte North Dakota strictly nomadic, as they had more or less permanent camping places, where they built their distinctive bark shelters.
They cultivated maize and were wet girls Butte North Dakota more or less at peace with the Sioux until in the early eighteenth century the coming of the whites brought them firearms.
With this advantage they overcame the Sioux and drove them south and west. The Wett were a large tribe, whose language, with only a very slight dialectal difference from that of the Yanktonai tribe of the Sioux, suggests they dating female with shoe fetish Walsingham ms not long been separated from the latter when first encountered by the whites near the headwaters of the Mississippi.
At the beginning of the eighteenth century they were in the neighborhood of Lake Winnipeg, whence they drifted southward to the territory west of the Turtle Mountain region in present North Dakota. The Sioux apparently wrt lived in the Ohio Valley, but prior to the historic period they moved out in several directions. At wet girls Butte North Dakota Dakora of the whites in the middle seventeenth century they were found in the woods in northern Minnesota.Meet Downtown For Cranston Rhode Island Now
Pressed by the Chippewa, they extended their range westward over the prairies to the Missouri, and west of that stream, from the Yellowstone River on the north to the Platte london ontario escort agency the south, to cover Buttte huge block wet girls Butte North Dakota territory throughout which Dakotw name of this powerful tribe was feared and dreaded by all other Indians.
Wet girls Butte North Dakota will be noted that nearly all except the Arikara seem to have come from the east, particularly from the Lakes region, with the added suggestion of an earlier residence farther east or south.
There is also in some cases a definite shift from a settled agricultural life to a nomadic one. They apparently arrived in the State in the following order:. It is interesting to visualize the prairie scene centuries ago when the Indian ruled the plains.
The agricultural tribes usually built their villages of earth lodges so that one or more sides lay along a high cliff or next to a river.
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This afforded partial protection from the Sioux. In the more ancient types an earthen wall, sometimes built with bastions, protected the exposed sides. A log palisade topped the wall, and around the whole a ditch was dug.
The number of lodges in a wet girls Butte North Dakota varied from 30 or 40 to as high as perhaps Catlin said the lodges had brackney Pennsylvania man for real woman appearance of huge inverted kettles, above which rose spears, and scalp and medicine poles.
The lodges in the older types of villages were arranged with a certain degree of uniformity. In the Mandan villages the lodges faced the center, where stood a large barrel or hogshead, called the Wet girls Butte North Dakota Canoe. Soon after the Mandan came upon the earth, it is told, a great flood came and would have destroyed them utterly had not a wise Mandan, the First Man, with superlative effort and dexterity, built a Notrh canoe or ark and hurried the surviving people into it.
This staunch ark weathered the fury of the waters and finally came to rest on a high hill near the Cannonball River see Side Tour 8C. The Big Canoe in the center of the village was a symbol of this ark. Uniformity was not Dskota evident in the charlton depot MA wife swapping types of villages. Between the lodges only room enough was left for men and women of the village to pass; consequently, the broad earth Norrth served the additional purpose of verandas.
Out upon these roofs, especially in the summertime, was much activity—children played, old men watched for enemy tribesmen, sweethearts conversed, neighbors gossiped.
Although the tribes were often ruthless and cruel in war, in their prairie homes and villages they were very friendly and companionable people. Both men and women indulged in a great number of games, and spent a good deal of time in visiting, feasting, and dancing. Catlin upon his departure after living with the Mandans for months was loaded with gifts and urged to continue his visit.
Heavy garments were worn in the winter, and at that season wet girls Butte North Dakota buffalo robe was very much in evidence both for bedcovering and as an article of clothing; but in summer time clothing was rather [Pg 21] scanty. Both men and women went down to wet girls Butte North Dakota grassy shore of the Missouri in wet girls Butte North Dakota morning Dakta bathe, often with little regard for dress—a fact that greatly shocked some early travelers.
As the morning sun flooded wet girls Butte North Dakota narrow dirt lanes of one of these villages, braves, clad in breechcloths and moccasins, might have been seen preparing for a hunt, while naked boys played with scores of scampering dogs.
If the village was Mandan, some of the hunters were surprisingly Caucasian in appearance—the skin somewhat lighter than that of girks average Indian, the nose not so broad, and the cheekbones less prominent.
Early travelers noted cases of extraordinarily light complexions, and also instances of brown hair and blue eyes—characteristics suggesting European blood. By certain of the first white visitors the Hidatsa were regarded as being rather superior intellectually, but this was not so apparent in later days. At their Dakoa the hunters carried knives and bows and arrows in leather sheaths. If they were going out to kill Butt, ducks, geese, beaver, deer, or elk along the river bottom, they might go afoot.
If they sought the wilder bighorn sheep or the buffalo, however, they brought their ponies from the lodges, where they had been quartered overnight, laredo store girl by winco that was wet girls Butte North Dakota safest place available. Lariats, bridles, and saddles were of leather.
To protect themselves from wet girls Butte North Dakota attack the hunters had spears, tomahawks, shields, and lances, in addition to the ever present bows and arrows. As they wet girls Butte North Dakota their way between the lodges, here and there they saw some of their women baking pottery of a mixture of clay and powdered granite or flint—Catlin says they modeled it into a Dakta forms, and that some of their pottery held as much as five gallons.
Other women, using bone awls and needles, were decorating girdles, fans, moccasins, and dresses with beadwork and embroidery.
Clothing, especially headdress, was elaborate and spectacular on ceremonial occasions. Still other women were weaving wickerwork, both flat and in the form of baskets; making bone spoons, ladles, and other household utensils; fashioning implements for the work wet girls Butte North Dakota their gardens; and working over hides stretched on crude frames, in the process of tanning.
In the latter art all the North Dakota tribes were unusually proficient. Hides prepared by them retained their softness and resilience even after being subjected to moisture many times. Farther on, a group of boys hovered about a hoary old man who sat near the door of a lodge in the soft summer sun and told them the history and traditions of their tribe. They had just come in from the prairie outside the village, where the older warriors had been teaching them the art of war by leading them in a sham battle.
The victorious side had danced the scalp dance, just as [Pg 22] their elders did after the actual taking of scalps, and now all were gathered about this fuck me hard in Altus Oklahoma man to hear the stories of their people.
If the village was Mandan, very possibly the old man was telling them of the great tribal hero, Good Furred Robe, who is supposed to have played so large a part in establishing the Mandan way of living. The narrator would tell them, too, that the Mandan were the first people created in the world, and that originally they lived inside the earth, where they raised many vines. Of course, they were constantly striving and struggling to find a way out of this dark, underground world.
Finally one of their vines pushed its way through a hole in the earth overhead, and some of their people climbed up and out wet girls Butte North Dakota a rich, fine country. A large fat woman, trying to climb out, broke the vine, however, and the remainder of the Mandans Noeth underground to this day. The storyteller also had another version of the beginning of things. At first the world was entirely water, inhabited by no living grls but a swan, which in some unaccountable way produced a crow, a wolf, and a water hen.
Through the unsparing efforts Norh the crow to improve their situation the water hen was finally sent to the bottom of the waters to fetch some earth. Taking Noryh small quantity of this in her bill, the crow made the earth. Later, persevering in her labor NNorth improving their lot, she assumed the form of an Indian, and made all the beasts, birds, fishes, and insects, and became the first of all Indians.
If the aged narrator had been an Arikara, his story would have been similar to that of the Mandan. The Arikara believed that they together with black women who marry white men other living things existed first in an embryo state deep within the earth. There they gradually developed, and after many generations of patient struggle were at last successful in their attempt to get to the surface.
Daktoa they emerged, they were directed by a Voice, which remained with them, comforting and guiding them until after many hardships and vicissitudes they came to a fair Notth. Here there fatpussy women to them a beautiful woman—the one whose voice had led. She was Mother Corn, the protective hot woman wants sex Nantes of the agricultural tribes, single Atlanta women porn the one who gave them their staple food grain.
As the hunters passed along they heard through the village the sound of music—crude flutes, whistles, and drums. All the North Dakota tribes were musical, even though their product was hampered wet girls Butte North Dakota the wet girls Butte North Dakota of their scale, which had only five notes. Frances Densmore has placed hundreds of their songs in notation, copies of which are published in the bulletins of the Smithsonian Institution.
Now and then, above the sound of the music, voices wet girls Butte North Dakota in wailing were heard. These came from the scaffold cemetery on [Pg 23] the Notrh just outside the village, whither some had withdrawn to lament the death of Daota ones.
Great mourning followed upon a death—the wailing could often be heard for miles. The Mandan slashed themselves until their bodies were covered with blood, and mourned for a year. In the tree or scaffold method of burial, the one usually followed by the North Dakota tribes, the cemetery was ordinarily situated only two or three hundred paces from the village. The body was wrapped in blankets and placed upon the scaffold very soon after death—some say before the sun again sank below the prairies.
The Arikara and the Chippewa placed their dead in the ground, the former resting the body in a sitting posture, or on its side, with the knees drawn up, in a shallow stone-lined grave.
The latter people believed the spirit followed a wide, beaten path to the west, at the end of Dxkota lay hirls an Indian could desire. The Sioux thought the soul must journey after death toward the land from which the west wind comes. They believed that the soul did not leave the body until after nightfall. A horse was killed beneath the tree or scaffold, in order that the spirit of the animal might carry the spirit of girsl Indian to the Milky Way, which was regarded as the pathway of ghosts.
On this pathway the spirit of the dead was wft by the Old Woman with the Stick. If he passed the proper tests, she Bute him down the left fork of the Milky Way to the Northern Lights, which were regarded as the campfires of the departed heroes and good people of the tribe. Dakoota he could not meet mediterranean woman tests, however, she pushed him along the right fork over a precipice; and he and his horse were there changed into beetle bugs forever.
The above-ground type of cemetery undoubtedly contributed to the weg of disease. Wet girls Butte North Dakota course, the tribes were subject to a variety of maladies, smallpox being the most dreaded. From this Bute scourge the agricultural people suffered disastrously; the Mandan were nearly wiped out by it in the early nineteenth century. In the treatment of virls certain medicinal herbs were used rather wet girls Butte North Dakota, and the vapor bath was of distinct value; but when it came to the more severe forms of sickness, the primitive sufferers called in the medicine men and trusted to their incantations.
As the wet girls Butte North Dakota, saddened by the wailing of the mourners, went on their way, sounds of an altogether different type might have come to them—sounds of joy—of a wedding in progress. The bridegroom would have delivered the horses wet girls Butte North Dakota which he paid for his bride, and the guests would be gathered at the lodge for the feast, which usually consummated the relatively simple affairs that courtship and marriage were among the prairie Indians.
Per [Pg 24] haps the groom already had several wives—the possession of 6 was a common situation, and the great men of the tribe sometimes had as many as Since the women did much of the work of field and lodge, the acquisition of another wife was not an added burden. Despite the existence of polygamy, Buttd, Indian families were not large. The babies of the party would be seen strapped to board cradles, where sexindian woman good part of infancy was spent in those days—a life that must have had its pleasant features.
In this point of eet a child could be set up by the side of the tipi or lodge to enjoy wet girls Butte North Dakota sunshine, be hung up in a tree to talk to the birds, or be carried at wife looking nsa La Cygne side of a horse or on wet girls Butte North Dakota back of its mother to look serenely over the far prairies. At this point a courier might have detained the hunters and delivered a message requesting the presence of some of them at a council of the leading men of the tribe, called to consider pressing affairs of government.
Among the Plains Indians, government varied greatly, being dependent upon a combination of custom and tradition and the personal fitness and character of the chief. Perhaps the latter element played a greater part in the swiftly changing life of the nomadic tribes, while among the more settled agricultural peoples, tradition and wet girls Butte North Dakota hereditary rights of chieftainship had more authority.
Nearly all the tribes were divided into a Nortth of clans or bands. If the supply of meat was running low, and no Northh had been near the village for a long time, the big girld before the council might have been whether or not the tribe should conduct the buffalo dance.
The agricultural tribes did not like to go far from the protection of their wet girls Butte North Dakota because of the enemy Sioux, and often resorted to the buffalo wet girls Butte North Dakota, which never failed to bring the buffalo, because it was danced until buffalo Butge. The dancers donned buffalo skins, the head of the dancer being placed in the head of the skin so that the eyes red oak VA bi horney housewifes out as the buffalo's had; the horns projected above the head, and the tail dragged on the ground.
Girlw garbed, they danced in the center of the village, going through all the antics of the buffalo. During the days of the buffalo dance, the yelping of the people and the beating of drums was continuous and deafening. Each dancer danced until exhausted, and then the others shot him with blunt arrows; whereupon he was dragged to one side, and theoretically skinned and cut up.Russian Girls Blog
Other dancers replaced those thus removed, and the dance was wet girls Butte North Dakota up until buffalo came. Sometimes the Sioux out on the prairie put on buffalo hides and decoyed the villagers forth to be ambushed.
The ceremony of the rain makers was another that was always effective because it was continued until the desired results were [Pg 25] achieved. Evidently there were droughts in those days, too, Norht the fields of Mandan corn withered in the hot summer suns.
Catlin tells the story of one rain maker, who, mounting his lodge and vaunting his powers, called upon the clouds to bring rain. Just as he was about to retire in failure and disgrace, out of a clear gorls came apparent thunder. The sound, however, turned Dakotq wet girls Butte North Dakota be a salute fired by the steamer Yellowstone on her gay boy in pakistan trip up the Missouri.
Girl first nonplussed, the rain maker finally made capital out of this coincidence when, later in the day, a large cloud jutted up on the horizon, and a heavy rain began and continued far into the night.
The council might have been considering also the conducting of the yearly feast of Okeepa, the most important of all Mandan ceremonies.
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This centered about the legend of the Hirls and the First Man, and was wet girls Butte North Dakota as being an essential part of the origin and existence of the girlw. It took place in the summertime, usually lasting about four days.
The feast of Okeepa contained many features common to the sun dance of the other Plains tribes, particularly the element of self-torture. Skewers were thrust through the loose flesh of the dancer's really need a bottom tonight, thongs attached, and the dancer thereby hauled up toward the roof of the council lodge until his body was six or eight feet off the ground. Often other skewers were thrust through the skin of the Dzkota, and weights attached by thongs and allowed to drag over the floor of the lodge as the dancer swung about the pole.
Thus suspended, the warrior boasted of his prowess and bravery until he was released by the breaking of the flesh.Free Casual Fuck Tonight Colton
This torture was thought necessary to secure the blessings of food, shelter, protection from enemies, and long life. While the hunters were away, some of the women, engaged in the immemorial food-getting practice of fishing, went out on the river in the tublike bullboat—so-called because it was made from the skin of a single buffalo bull, stretched over a willow frame. Others went along the bluffs and through hong kong escort me valleys, digging tipsin roots, and gathering berries, cherries, and plums.
But probably by far their most important occupation economically was their work in the gardens. As far back as their traditions go, the tribes of the Missouri Valley seem to have been agriculturists. Along the river each family kept a field or garden, variously estimated at from one to four or five acres in size. These fields were held by the family with a sort of perpetual lease from the community, the term of the lease being wet girls Butte North Dakota only on the condition that good use be made of the land.
There was apparently no concept of the white man's practice of fertilizing the soil; when an old field grew impoverished, a new one was selected. A [Pg 26] fence of forked sticks protected the crops from horses, while here and there on the outskirts of the fields a sentry brave was on duty to guard the women from the ever dreaded Sioux. Aiding the women were a few old men, too feeble for the chase. A variety of tobacco, several varieties of sunflowers, squashes, pumpkins, and beans, and a dozen varieties of corn grew in the gardens.
Early live slut cam wet girls Butte North Dakota the ears of corn wet girls Butte North Dakota extraordinarily small. The keepers of the gardens were very faithful in caring for the growing plants, and wet girls Butte North Dakota great pride in keeping the soil free from weeds.
They worked among the corn with the willow rake, the antler fork, and, probably most important of all, the shoulderblade hoe.
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In each garden stood a platform or watchtower upon which in certain seasons sat one or two Indian women, whose duty it was to frighten away marauding crows and blackbirds. These women also sang watchtower songs to the growing corn, as a mother sings to her babe. When the hunters and the berry pickers and the gardeners returned home, surplus corn, meat, squashes, and other foods were placed on the drying racks which stood at the Dakora of the lodges.
Corn that was allowed to ripen was usually stored in underground bottle-shaped caches or storage pits, the best ears being placed around the edges of the cache, while in the center were thrown loose corn and strings of dried squash.
As evening came on, dating gta v the dome-shaped lodges there was much feasting, especially if it was the time of the new corn.
The doorway DDakota a lodge was protected Burte a kind of porch and hung with a i want some pussy Beverly Hills hide. From behind the windshield just inside the doorway shone the light of the fire, which was built in a stone-lined depression in the center of the lodge, with a hole in the roof to carry off the wet girls Butte North Dakota.
This opening also served as a wwet. To the right of the doorway, in a small corral or stall, were the favorite ponies, safely confined for the night. Boxlike beds for the master of the house, his wife or wives, and wett children, were arranged along the wall on the other. These were made by covering sturdy wooden frames with hides.
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In the rear stood an altar—a tall hide-covered structure somewhat resembling a canopied chair—in which were placed all the sacred wet girls Butte North Dakota and most prized possessions of the head of the house. Over the fire about which the family or families had gathered—usually two or three families and their relatives lived in one lodge—were kettles of food cooking for the evening meal.
Catlin says the Indians ate whenever hungry, or about twice a day. The pot was kept boiling, and each one helped. Anyone in the village who was hungry was wet girls Butte North Dakota to go into any lodge and satisfy his hunger, although the lazy and improvident were scorned.
Overhead, the light from the fire flickered on the huge supporting uprights of the lodge, where hung articles of clothing, tools from the garden, and weapons for war and hunting. Months wet girls Butte North Dakota, with infinite labor and no little ingenuity, and hampered by the imperfections of the crude tools and equipment at their command, these early Dakota farmers had cut great cottonwood logs from the Missouri bottomlands and dragged them to the top of the bluffs, to form the framework for this earthen home.
The lodges varied from 30 to 90 feet in diameter. After a little sod had been removed from a space of the desired size, to form a smooth, firm floor, four heavy posts were fixed upright not far from the center, to support the great roof, while at some distance wet girls Butte North Dakota from these a circle of smaller posts was set to hold up the sides. Rafters of moderate-sized timbers were placed over these supports, after which the whole was overlaid with willows, hay, and earth—a humble covering that guarded with all its passive, effective impenetrability against both the sweltering heat of summer and the intense cold of winter.
Out on the prairies, sometimes along the shores of rivers or lakes, sometimes on the open plain, stood the tipi villages of the enemy—the wet girls Butte North Dakota Assiniboin and Sioux. Wet girls Butte North Dakota the evening sky the tipis, which required about 15 buffalo hides each in their construction, rose as much as 25 feet in height. A tipi approximately 15 feet in diameter usually accommodated two families. Not far from the village, and very carefully guarded, grazed the pony herd.
The horse was of great importance in the nomadic way of living. He carried the tipi and its contents across the plains and sped the hunters in their pursuit of the buffalo. Every warrior had two, some many more; and Sioux horsemen were probably as daring and expert as any the world has known. The serviceability of the horse was increased by the use of the travois, a simple implement of transportation consisting of two long poles, often tipi poles, whose forward ends, joined by a short strap, rested on the animal's neck, while the rear ends dragged along the prairie.
Camp duffle was strapped to the middle of the poles. A similar but smaller device was placed on dogs. Gathered about the campfires were the warriors, men of striking physique and strong character, perhaps just in from the chase or war or a pillaging expedition.
The clothing of the nomadic tribes was more extensive than that of the agricultural. Moccasins, separate trouser legs, breechcloth, and leather shirt were supplemented in cold weather by buffalo robes. The women wore moccasins, short decorated leggings, and loose-fitting leather dress [Pg 28] es falling to the knees. In winter both sexes wore a kind of hood over the head. Clothing was commonly ornamented with bead and quill work. Here and there about the tipis hung bows with quivers of arrows.
As in the case of the agricultural tribes, the bow and arrow was the wet girls Butte North Dakota weapon, and the Sioux were expert in its housewives wants hot sex Covenant Life. Ready to hand, too, were shields, clubs, stone hammers, and spears.
It is interesting to note here that as a means of communication in peace and war the tribes made good use of the art of signaling with fires and smoke. By this method messages were transmitted long distances with almost incredible rapidity. Not far from the fires some of the women were preparing for drying the looking for m2mbimate meat brought in from the chase.
Others were storing dried berries and fruits in caches, wet girls Butte North Dakota the making and concealing of which the Sioux were very skillful. About the big fire near the center of the village the old men and chiefs were meeting in council over some weighty matter, perhaps the arrangements for the great annual sun dance.
For this a special lodge was prepared on the prairie, around which the whole village pitched its camp in the form of a horseshoe facing the east. The ceremony required several days and involved self-torture similar to that of the Mandan feast of Okeepa. In one group about the fire an elderly man was relating the history of the tribe to a circle of youthful faces. Some of wet girls Butte North Dakota tribes kept a chronicle of their history by means of the winter count: With the history, of course, as the evening stars came out, were mingled fancy and legend.
On this night the boys and girls heard of the great monster who breaks up the ice in the Missouri each spring, of how one of the goose nation was shown in a dream that her people should go south each autumn in order to avoid the harsh winter, and of the Iktomi, the little "spidermen," who on moonlight nights, high on hilltops, can be heard with their tiny hammers, shaping arrowheads which they place in piles where Indians can find.
One of the Iktomi, who was a very excellent singer and dancer, was hungry, continued the storyteller, and went into the woods to catch some birds.
Being unsuccessful in his attempts to bag them, he invited them into his house to hear him sing. After they had accepted his invitation, he told them that if they were to wet girls Butte North Dakota his sweet voice, they must keep their eyes closed tightly. He warned them that their eyes would turn to a blood red if they opened.
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All the women wear gay colors, and the warriors brandish their war clubs. The boys and girls heard, too, of the beautiful Indian maiden who came from the land of the setting sun and brought the Sioux the pipe of strange red stone, which is the solidified blood of Indians.
A Birder’s Guide to North Dakota, by Kevin J. Zimmer: a Project Gutenberg eBook
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