Comanche Indians

A large break off of from the Soshone with the arrival of the horse. They moved south and populated areas of the southwest.

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Comanche Indians

What did the Comanche home look like?

The comanche's homes were tepees that were made of buffalo skin and wrapped around reed/sticks. Similar to the Jumano's tepees.

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Where did the Comanche live?

The Comanches lived on the prairies, plateaus, and plains of western Texas. Their territory was named Comancheria, it covered parts of Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico.

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What were some Apache and Comanche similarities?

They lived by the coast and got their food by fishing.

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How did the Comanche Indians modify their environment?

by using buffolo skin for everything

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What type of clothing did the Comanche indians wear?

Comanche men wore breechclouts with knee-length flaps front and back, originally of soft-tanned deer hide (buckskin), later of trade cloth. Leggings were long and close-fitting, gartered below the knees and with triangular flaps at the side; long, twisted fringes and bottom tabs decorated these leggings, which sometimes also had a bunch of eagle feathers at the outer sides. Shirts were apparently not worn before the time that white traders came; then tanned buckskin shirts were worn until the end of the 19th century, adorned with long, twisted fringes except along the lower edge where a short fringe was cut. Shirts were often painted yellow or green, or a combination of both, while leggings were sometimes painted blue.

The women originally wore a knee-length skirt sewn up the side, with fringe along the seams and hem. A poncho-like top was worn over this. Later they adopted the typical ankle-length three-deerskin dress of other Plains tribes. Dresses were painted a buff colour or a muted lemon yellow. Short leggings were held up with garters and painted to match the moccasins.

Hard-soled moccasins were worn with ankle flaps attached and painted soft uppers. Very long fringes were attached at the heel, or even skunk tails (perhaps as a means of erasing tracks in the dust). Women often combined their leggings and moccasins to create boots with tops that could be folded down. Decoration consisted of a small amount of beadwork, paint and silver disks obtained from the traders.

Buffalo hides with the fur left on provided warm winter robes.

Women wore their hair long and loose, painting the central parting red. Men's hair was worn in two braids with a long scalplock at the back - braids were wrapped with otter fur or strips of red cloth.

The Comanche never seem to have used much quill-work or beaded areas on their clothes, preferring to use paint and edges cut in distinctive long, twisted fringes.

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The women wore deerskin or broadcloth dresses with wide, open sleeves and a slightly flared skirt falling to" below the knees. A shorter piece of cloth, called an "apron", was tied around the waist. They carried a fan with a wooden handle and long feathers, a "purse" that was usually beaded and wore moccasins that came up to calf level. For pictures, google Comanche Indian Dress and you'can see photos from the last Pow-wow in Oklahoma.
The Comanche women wore deer skin dresses with flared skirts and long wide sleeves with trimmed edges and hem.

Comanche men wore no shirt, breech cloth(buck skin) was worn with a belt and deer skin leggings.

In the winter both, men and women, wore long warm robes made of fur.
The Comanche clothes ranged from many different things. Men usually dressed in deerskin shirts, legging and moccasins. Women traditionally wore a one piece deerskin dress with knee boots and beads. Children wore deerskin "pouches" and rarely wore shirts. If any shoes were worn by Comanche they would usually be moccasins
The men wore breech clothes or leggings. The leggings are worn when they go hunting and stuff like that.
Men wore deerskin shirts, mocassins boots, and legging. Women wore deerskin dress, knee boots, and beads.

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What tools did the pacific northwest Indians use?

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Did the comanches farm?

No, they hunt on the resources of their land.

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What do Comanches and Karankawas tribes have in common?

there language and what they live in (tipis)=)

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How do you say grandma-grandmother in the Choctaw Indian language?

I've heard it two ways. My family and I have said it "pokni" since i was a child, while I've read it as "sapokni" in other places. I am a MS Choctaw Indian and "pokni" DOES mean grandmother, on the other hand "sapokni" quite literally means "old"! Well, I am a Louisiana Choctaw Indian, and we say grandmother as "pokni" also. As far as "sa pokni," 'sa' in itself means "my" in English, so maybe where you heard it the people were trying to say "my grandmother." Hope that helps!
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Describe the roles of men women and children of the Comanche tribe?

what was the role the kids play in the comache tribe

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Where did the Comanche Indians live in north America?

Comanches inhabited the Southern Plains and lived in parts of Western Texas, Eastern New Mexico, Southeastern Colorado, and Western Oklahoma.

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Did the Comanche Indians celebrate holidays?

No actually they did not, they celebrated ceremonies and rituals on or about the same time of year, but were more about celebrating the success of life, births, a good and plentiful harvest, a successful return from battle! Most of the established Native American holidays we know today (dance of the three sisters harvest celebration, Midwinter celebration,etc) have been in more recent times most tribes now celebrate their independence day or the day that they signed the treaties with the US govt in order to become sovereign and a nation unto themselves an honor that we as American Indians have earned from tireless struggle, shed blood, and have fought for over 520 years, and still fighting for our rights!!

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Were the comanches nomadic or lived in permanent villages?

They were nomatic and had no permant villages

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What tools did Comanche use?

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What type of shelter did the Comanche Indian have?

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How did the comanches govern themselves?

The Comanche governed themselves by there being a leader.There was followers, ofcourse, and they votedtoo.

They had a similar way of governing like us.

Leader: President

Followers: People

Voted: We have the right to vote too

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How did the Caddo Indians get their food?

They got their food by hunting buffalo, and they were expert gardeners. They grew corn, beans, squashes, pumpkins, gourds, melons, tobacco, and sunflowers.

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What did Comanche Indians live in?

the comanche indians lived in the texas plains they lived in tps

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What is the Comanche word for North Wind?

Tawny morrow

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How did the caddo Indians cook their food?

The Caddo Indians of what is now Texas hunted for meat and ate cornbread, soups, and stews. Pottery is a large part of their cultural and artistic legacy, and was used for cooking as well.

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What does ahalani cha mean in Comanche?

Walk in harmony with the sun

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What is the symbol of the Comanche Tribe?

a snake crawling backward. from the time when the Numuni(the people) or Comanche left their Shoshone(snake people) roots to the north to go south and rule the southern plains. Billy. Comanche

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Are the Comanche nomadic or sedentary?

The Comanche were nomadic herders.

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What is the climate of the Comanche?

the Comanche Indians lived in dry lands with very few grasses and trees and it id very mild

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What was the Comanches shelter?

The Comanche's built tepees for shelter. The frame of the tepee was made of slender poles, and the outside was covered in buffalo hides. The Comanche moved frequently to follow the herds of buffalo, and the tepees could be taken down and set up quickly.

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