A seat from the older Indians when they were travelling
How would Indian children be punished?
A bowl of cold water was tipped over their head.
They were made to sling shot rodents for a day
What was the practice of exposure?
Leaving behind the elderly when they were too weak to move on with the tribe.
Leaving the Criminals to burn or freeze In the climate when they had been trialled.
What did the Council smoke and why did they smoke it?
Buffalo dung to inform the spirits that they are in need of wise decision making.
Tobacco and straw to tell the rest of the tribe that they are to be left to discuss in private.
Dog Soldiers were a form of Warrior Society. What did the Dog Soldiers do?
Members of the tribe who would protect and supply for the women and children. They made sure that they had everything that they needed to survive through the climate. They picked camps and chose hunting groups who would kill the buffalo.
Members of the tribe who were chosen to kill any attackers. They ran trials for anyone who disobeyed the Chief.
Counting Coup was a huge act of bravery among the Indian warriors. What was it?
Touching an enemy in battle and surviving
Killing an enemy slowly
Eating an enemy's tongue
Why did the Indians scalp their dead enemies?
So the enemy wouldn't go to the afterlife (or happy hunting grounds). It would then be displayed on their tipi to show their bravery.
To humiliate the enemy when they are dead and then burn the scalp in a religious ceremony, killing the bad spirits.