What effects did the Mormons have on the Plains Indians?
They did their best to convert and ally with the Native Americans. These were fairly successful as the Church teaches that the Book of Mormon itself is actually a history of the former inhabitants of the Ancient Americas - that is, that the history is of the forerunners of the various Indian tribes of the Americas. The Church also teaches and practices kindness and peace towards all peoples. As a result, many Indians were willing to side with the Mormons during the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
The LDS also raised Indian children in the belief that if they grew up in Mormon homes, they would become white and delightsome as they grew in favor with God. This concept was also part of the ancient teachings contained within the Book of Mormon.
On May 13, 1870, Brigham Young wrote the following to Mr. D. L. Thomas of lndianapolis, Indiana in reply to his questions about the policy pursued toward the Indians in Utah: "... eternal vigilance is the price of safety, and have proved it wise to be prepared for them should they come as friend or foe. In caring more for the preservation of our property than for their removal, we have found another safeguad. The policy we have endeavored to pursue has been to treat them kindly and strive to raise them up to our standard instead of sinking to theirs."
nomadic or sedentary is plains indians Read More
Yes the plain indians live on the great plains. plain_indians.webs.com to learn more! Read More
Because so many Mormons crossed the plains from 1847 to 1868 (about 70,000) they helped create business along the trail where people could buy and sell things. Read More
The plains Indians relied on the bison. Read More
The US government broke promises made to the Plains Indians. Read More
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The Plains Indians began to rely on horses. Read More
Comanche Indians ARE Plains Indians. The difference is that while the Comanche lived on the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado,) other tribes such as the Sioux lived in Wyoming, Montana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Dakotas (the Upper Plains.) Read More
The Plains Indians thought welfare was not right. They fought and lived of the land. Read More
the Plains Indians used the buffalo eyes to make paste. Read More
The Plains Indians were nomads. They were good hunters. Their main food was the American Buffalo. Read More
they had childern Read More
the eastern plains indains. Read More
Most plains Indians had art in the form of cave paintings, or even painted things such as animal skins depicting hunting scenes or nature. The plains Indians also had painted pottery and jewelry. Read More
plains Indians eat whale fat, Whale blubber, Buffulo pee, and bison crap Read More
The Plains Native American Indians were nomadic people who followed the buffalo. It was their main diet. Read More
the mountain indians i think Read More
The Northwestern tribes were not plains tribes. They were in a different region from the plains. Read More
The Plains indians. Read More
Many plains Indians died of whooping cough, measles and other diseases Read More
The plains Indians had a dry climate. They had warm summers and cold winters Read More
It was not introduced, for the Plains Indians stole the horses from the spanish. Read More
The Americans did not move tot he great plains. They forced Indians onto the great plains so they could have all the other land the Indians owned. The Indians were given no choice and were fed on rations Read More
Indians plains the buffalo was very valuable to the plains Indians .the buffalo meat was dried and mixed with marrow and fruit to become a food that they would keep for long periods of time .The Indians also used ropes,shield s,and clothing . Their tepees were also made from the buffalo hide . Aparfeche was used by the Plains INDIANS TO CARRY THEIR POISSESSIOS. aND THAT WAS ALSO MADE OF BUFFALO HIDE .THE ARTISTS OF… Read More
it was hot and sunny and the Indians hated it. Read More
they where lost with out the indians and they didnt know what to do Read More
They traded with other Southern Plains Indians. Read More
Buffalo and water were the most important natural resources for the Great Plains Indians. Read More
I think that the central plains Indians farmed corn, beans, and squash mabe little wheat. :> Read More
Absolutely. The buffalo (or bison, as they are properly called) were the reason Plains Indians were able to exist and live like they did. Read More
The Great Plains Indians largely hunted buffalo, but also hunted elk and antelope. More information about this group of Indians can be found on Wikipedia. Read More
What was the route taken by the Mormons from Illinois across the Great Plains and the rockies called?
The Mormon Trail Read More
Not until the white settlers came and traded with the Plains Indians. The white men traded their many horses for things like food, beads, clothing, and tools. The Plains Indians were introduced to horses in about the mid-1700's. (i believe.) Read More
The growth of the cattle kingdom negatively affected the Plains Indians. Cattle allowed human populations to soar which pushed the Indians out of their homeland. Read More