Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hunting The Dakota Way

The Dakota Indians were some of the best hunters. They had many different ways of hunting the buffalo and other animals. The Dakotas had many different styles of traps. The most common traps were the snare trap, the pitfall trap and the deadfall trap. They would use different animal calls for birds, buffalo, deer, moose, elk, caribou, wild sheep, seals, and the occasional walrus. They used bows and arrows along with tomahawks and spears. They did a lot of fishing and even used one of the first kinds of multi-hook lines. To disguise themselves from the animals they would wear camouflage. They soon found out that their smells also scared away the animals so they covered up their smells with flowers and other sweet scents. They also wore face paint to disguise their facial features. The Dakota were the first great hunters of their time.
By: Rico Cerda