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The Sioux



The Sioux
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.41

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    antelope, bison, lasted, tribe, whatever, kinds, lived, hides, would, squash, what, faster, sneak, shoot, kill, also
     content words:    Great Plains


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The Sioux
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     What would it be like to live on the Great Plains? The sky was wide and open. There were few trees to block it. That is where the Sioux [Soo] lived.
 
2     The grasslands could feed many kinds of animals. There were deer, antelope, rabbits, and other small animals. The biggest animal of all was the bison.
 
3     The bison was a big animal. He was also fast and could kill a man. The Sioux needed his meat to live. It tasted good. It could also feed many people.
 
4     Before horses came, it was hard to hunt bison. Sometimes, the people would try to sneak up on a herd. Then they would shoot. Other times they would try to run the bison off of a cliff.

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