a member of any of the American Indian tribes, as those of the Algonquian, Athabascan, Caddoan, Kiowa, Siouan, or Uto-Aztecan linguistic families, that formerly inhabited the Great Plains. All were more or less nomadic, following the buffalo, and were often in touch with one another so that the development among them of common culture traits is noticeable.
a member of any of the North American Indian peoples formerly living in the Great Plains of the US and Canada
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a plaid with large blocks formed by the intersection of two different-color yarns, typically red and black.
the prepared skin of an American bison, with the hair left on, used as a lap robe, rug, or blanket. Historical Examples Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made James D. McCabe, Jr. Track’s End Hayden Carruth Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 71, No. 436, February 1852 Various Track’s End Hayden Carruth Shapes that Haunt the […]
(formerly, especially among American Indians) a black soldier.