Plains Indian

noun

Definition of Plains Indian

: a member of the Algonquian, Athapaskan, Caddo, Kiowa, Siouan, or Uto-Aztecan nomadic peoples formerly inhabiting the Great Plains of central U.S. and Canada

called also Buffalo Indian

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from the Great Plains, region of central North America

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“Plains Indian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Plains%20Indian. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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