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Chapter 3 - From Dog Days to Horse Warriors


Online textbook: Chapter 3 - (.pdf)

Worksheet 1: The Five Themes of Geography - (.pdf)

Worksheet 2: Indian Territories - (.pdf)

Interesting Links

Each of Montana's tribes has an official website. Find links to them here.

Learn more about the Blackfeet at "Niitsitapiisini: Our Way of Life" from the Glenbow Museum of Calgary, Alberta.

Discover some quick facts about the Cree .

Find the Crow Tribal History Project and an index of Crow place names at the Little Bighorn College Library website.

Learn more about the Gros Ventre.

Visit the "Virtual Museum of Metis History and Culture," created by the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research.

Hear and learn words spoken in the following languages: Cheyenne, Lakota (Sioux) or Nakona (Assiniboine), and Salish.

Hear from Montana tribal historians, including Robert Four Star (Assiniboine) and Barney Old Coyote (Crow).

View this online exhibition of Lakota winter counts

Explore this interactive activity: "Tracking the Buffalo: Stories From a Buffalo Hide Painting."

Do you know what the tribes call themselves?

Watch an Indian Education for All video.

Check out this online exhibit from the National Museum of the American Indian: A Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures.

For Educators



Detail, Preparing and Cooking Camas, Gary Schildt, Montana Historical Society Museum



Detail, Ceremony for Successful Buffalo Hunt, William Standing, Montana Historical Society Museum