Patterns of Organization
Read the selection to determine the patterns of organization and the signals used to indicate the pattern.
In order to survive, the Plains Indians drew upon all of their skills and intelligence to both hunt and make use of the buffalo. The Indians learned how to outwit the large, tough-skinned animals, by driving them over precipices where the animals would fall to their deaths. Once conquered, the buffalo provided hides that were used for clothing and moccasins, and when sewn together with the sinew, became the covering for teepees. The pelts of the buffalo necks were used to make shields and even the paunches, or bellies, became cooking vessels. The bones were used as tools and even the ribs became sleds. The bones and hair became toys and ornaments for headdresses and clothing. The bladders were used for medicine bags, and even the hooves and scrota became rattles and drums. Life during the often-harsh winters became bearable with the help of the buffalo.
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