Group 5-Native Americans

Task:
You need to find out the impact of the construction of the railroad on the Plains Indians.

Here are some questions to help you:
1. How did the Plains Indians hunt the buffalo? For what purpose?
http://www.linecamp.com/museums/americanwest/define_the_west/buffalo_hunter/buffalo_hunter.html
http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/easyrider/data/emptying_the_great_plains.htm

2. Explain how the life of the Plains Indians was dependant of the buffalo.
3. What were the consequences of the construction of the railroad through the plains for the buffalo herds?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tcrr/sfeature/sf_interview.html

4. Why were the Plains Indians afraid to loose their land?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad_(North_America)#History

5. What were some of the Plains Indians valuable resources?

6. How did various Indians tribe react to the invasion of the railroad through their heartlands?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tcrr/peopleevents/e_tribes.html

Illustrations:
You need to find a poem illustrating the feelings of the Plains Indians, and some pictures illustrating your answers.