By: Olivea and Nureini
Dakota Tribe Homeland
was hilly, and rocky in the Black Hills of South Dakota. There were plains also, especially in Nebraska. They also lived around Lake Aggasiz.
The Dakota Tribes lived in tepees. Tepees were constructed from wooden poles that were covered with animal skins like buffalo hides. Buffalo hides were used for seating & bedding. A hearth was built in the center of the tepee for cooking and heating. Most tepees were 12 to 16 feet in diameter at the base. This type shelter was good for the moving life of the Dakota tribe. A tepee was quick to dissemble.
The women of the tribe usually made the clothes, mostly made from deer and buffalo hides. Clothing was often decorated with paint, beads or other articles of decoration. They also wore moccasins for shoes and buffalo-hide robes in brutal weather. Also, the Dakota Tribe adapted European ways of clothing like vests, cloth dresses, and blanket robes.