Pawnee tribe by Sam Fleming - danbarber

My Life as a Pawnee Indian
by Samuel Fleming ions/img/great -plains-bison-6 15.jpg
My name is Satika meaning king.
I have been a part of this world with the Pawnee
tribe for eleven years .
My family and I live in the central plains region.
This is my story … ions/img/great -plains-bison-6 15.jpg
Journal entry #1
“ Mom is father gotten back yet.”I screamed “No” my
mother replied tersely. My father is a well known warrior
and he is out hunting buffalo with the other men. If my
father doesn’t return in a few days it is okay. Mother is
the one who farms fresh food including beans, squash ,
and corn. Corn is very important to our people , it is
enjoyed and so delicious . My tribe likes to rely on the
use of buffalo because we use the skin to cover the walls
and sides of a house. ions/img/great -plains-bison-6 15.jpg
“Satika” my mom called then she said,“ go
get dressed we are going to leave. We are
heading out to your uncle’s place .” I put on
my favorite pair of moccasins and leather
leggings. There is no need for my only
buffalo hide coat to be used in these hot
conditions .We are also on the move because
the buffalo are leaving. opedia/ entries /P/ima ges/PA0 22.jpg
Being nomadic is hard because we have to
follow our food every where. I get excited
when we see real live buffalo. Meanwhile my
mother was taking down the portable tipi. She
unrigged the pole like sticks that hold up the
tipi and took off the sowed buffalo hides that
made the walls.
I had to pack all of my families clothes.
Other than my mother, I’m the main
one who is supposed to clean the house
. I snatched my father‘s war shirts and
the buffalo hide off his bed. He had his
bed on the north side of the lodge
which shows wisdom. I dove for his
leggings which he had since I was born,
they are super warm. I also grabbed my
moms buck skins and blouses . I had to
be very careful because every single
hand stitch was a fragile item. ions/img/great -plains-bison-6 15.jpg rican-cl othing.s htm
Journal entry # 2
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I love the central plains because of all the room to run. It is
sad because I do not get to stroll the terrain because I am
busy learning about how to hunt from my uncle . “Howwwlll!”
a wolf was near it was not very frightening. I’ve seen worse
like buffalo which roams among the large plains. The birds
aren’t that colorful it is plainly black and blue. Also in the
worst of worst times we have dust storms some people just
hide in tipis or run .
Meanwhile I was on my way to live
with my uncle to learn the facts of life .
I loved when he would tell me when he
was a boy about the plants. The way he
described the color of the trees in the
fall and the shrubs in the spring the
way they were arranged was
magnificent. On the way to my uncle’s
place it started to get hot like all ways
so we found a tree and stopped to eat
some delicious squash .
Journal entry 3
Phew! It is hot. There aren’t trees everywhere so I am burning
in the mid-day sun. We have people die because of dehydration
but we can stop that by going to streams for cool water. The sun
has a huge effect in everyday life. It slows down trips . Then
sometimes my people can’t handle the heat and pass out 32/
We can compensate for the strong
heat by staying in the shade. There
is no other effective way. If you’re a
risk taker then another way to try
to survive the sun is just run with
water . It easier said then done. If
only there were a magical way to
take from place to place without
trying to work hard or put you in
Well It looks great right now not a bad
thing in sight. Then I got horrible news I
thought it was normal but my dad hadn’t
returned. My father had died in the middle
of the hunt. I knew I would have a brighter
future than my past . I am still devastated
but I think I shouldn’t be down because
my father is watching from the stars. Also
my uncle is pretty cool even though my
mom is in so much pain.
I killed and ate my first buffalo a
few days ago it was amazing. I was
very emotionally touched because
my uncle had shown me how but I
knew my dad got me though that
challenge. The people are
performing there traditional
dances for the buffalo respecting
it. People are enjoying one
another and I think life could
never be better.
Reflection #2
I think that this project went great .I
loved the things that I got to learn. It
made me feel like a different person
and it was awesome. I think I did
great on this project even though it is
simple but it is straight to the point
while staying in character it was a
great experience.
The Grade I should get!?!
• I’m being honest I think that I should get a
93% or 94 %because I got most of the criteria
down and there .I think here and there I could
have cleared it up or made it even better. Even
though I recommend you give me a 93 I will
always do my best to get a 100.I enjoyed
figuring out a lot about the Pawnee Indian
tribe and I hope we can do more things just
like this . See you next time  !
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