South Dakota History Elements That Shape History
Unit Goals • Recognize the importance of the buffalo to the American Indian culture on the Great Plains. • Compare buffalo populations on the plains over time. • Define: conquistadors, conservationists, delicacies, descendents, domesticated, endangered, extinct, nomadic, outmaneuver, preservation, stampede, vaccinate, zoologists. • Identify: Pte Oyate, Frederick Dupree, James ("Scotty") Philip, William Hornaday, American Bison Society.
Focus Questions • How did the buffalo get its name? • What common animal is related to the buffalo? • Why were/are buffalo able to do so well in North America?
Focus Questions • Why were buffalo so important to the American Indians on the Great Plains? • How did people hunt buffalo before they had horses? • How did hunting change after they got horses?
Winter Count Project What Story Does It Tell? Helpful Links: http://www.sdhistory.org/ed%20buff19.html
Focus Questions • Why did the buffalo nearly become extinct? • Name two South Dakota men important in saving the buffalo. What did they do?
Focus Questions • Can you think of places or things named for the buffalo in South Dakota and in other states? • Why might states, companies, or sports teams want the buffalo as a symbol?
What Did You Learn About The Buffalo In This Unit? • Journal your thoughts in your SD History portfolio. • Continue your PowerPoint presentations by creating a slide on the buffalo in SD.