By Claire, Daniel, Eliza, and Shannon
• You would live in a tent called tipi, it would
be made out of a tall wooden poles and
coved with buffalo hides.
• When the Sioux moved from place to place
they took there tipis along with them, a tipi
could be taken apart quickly and put
together again quickly.
• Women where in charge of the tipis. When
it was time to move the woman took the tips
apart. When it was time to set up again
women set the tipi’s up. Woman working
together could set up a tipi in minutes.
• Everyone slept on the left side of the tipi, the
right side was for company. The babies slept
in their cradles.
• You would sleep on a soft thick buffalo robe
on the floor of your tipi the floor was lined
with buffalo hide.
• At night you could look up and see the stars
through two flaps at the top of your tipi.
When it rained or snowed the flaps were
closed. You would be warm in the winter
and cool in the summer.
Plants and Animals
• They ate lots and lots of buffalo
broiled, dried, and sometimes even
• But sometimes you’d also eat bear,
antelope, wild turkeys, or hens.
• Sometimes women would lay long
strips of buffalo out to dry, when it was
dry they’d pound it till it was like
powder, then they added wild cheery
pits to ,and added melted buffalo fat
and then they stored it for the winter.
• If there was not enough food ( which
was rare) they traded food for
something like a horse.
• The never planted gardens because
they where always on the move for
• They also ate other things like fruits
and vegetables .
Customs & Art
• Spoons, cups, toys and tools
were made from buffalo bones.
• The Sioux believed that
everything had a spirit even
the things that were not living.
• The Sioux lived in a way to
• The most important spirit is the
• The most important Sioux
ceremony was the Sun Dance.
• This ceremony included
singing, dancing and lasted for
• Cloths where made from animals
skin but mostly deer skin
• Sioux men wore deer skin shirts
• Boys and girls wore robes made
of baby buffalo.
• Girls and women wore long
dresses and leggings.
• The women saved their decorated
dresses for special times.
• They wore stripes of leather called
• Grown-ups would not yell at their or
tell them what to do even if a child
went to close to the fire, they would
have to stop themselves
• Sioux people did not grass beds until
the white men bought them for trading
• The white men promised the Sioux
nice land to live on but they tricked
them and killed their buffalo.
• The tongue of the buffalo was special
it was saved for important ceremonies.
• They would also bet but not for money.