I just finished the one of the larger chapters about the Plains Natives in the Native American Book for Nomad Press. It was really interesting and fun to do.
|Winter Count - Type of Native American calender and/or history record|
Being from Illinois, I have a sentimental attachment to this part of country. Growing up, the Plains Native Americans were a part of my own local history. Since then I have learned so much more, but I still have a great deal of affection for this region.
|War Bonnet - Number of Feathers represent good deeds done by the wearer. For a warrior it was for deeds in battle, for a chief it was for deeds done in he community.|
So here are a few images from the lengthy and fascinating chapter on the Plains Native Americans. Even with some of my prior knowledge, I still learned more about the details of their culture, games, and lifestyle. Pretty interesting stuff!