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The Plains Indians (Grades 2-3)



The Plains Indians (Grades 2-3)
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.81

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    country, shaggy, tepees, poles, stayed, lived, part, hides, aside, government, shoulder, flap, million, earth, area, buffalo
     content words:    Native Americans


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The Plains Indians
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     The grasslands in our country are part of the Plains area. Two hundred years ago there were 150,000 people and 60 million buffalo in this area!
 
2     A few of the Native Americans here stayed near the rivers and farmed. They lived in earth lodges.
 
3     Most of the Indians, though, were called nomads. That meant they were people who moved around a lot. They used two poles covered with rawhide and called it a travois. The travois carried all their things.

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