Historically, the Otoe tribe lived as a semi-nomadic people on the Central Plains along the bank of the Missouri River in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. They lived in elm-bark lodges while they farmed, and used tipis while traveling, like many other Plains tribes.
The Otoe – Missouria hunted bison, gathered plants, and grew corn, beans, pumpkins, and squash. They believed in Wakanda, a universal spirit. Their population was an estimated fifteen hundred in 1830 and 358 in 1890.
What clothes did the Otoe tribe wear? The men of the tribe wore a variety of clothes including a red or blue belted breechcloth, and deerskin leggings, and sometimes a blanket robe over the upper part of the body, occasionally trimmed with fur.
The Omaha, Pawnee and Ponca tribes were on their buffalo hunts during this time, so they did not meet Lewis and Clark. The Fur Trade The Otoe -Missouria played an important role in the fur trade as the trading post at Bellevue resided in their territory.
The name Miami derives from Myaamia (plural Myaamiaki), the tribe’s autonym ( name for themselves) in their Algonquian language of Miami -Illinois. Some Miami have stated that this was only a name used by other tribes for the Miami, and not their autonym.
What food did the Missouria tribe eat? The mainstay of Missouria food was buffalo meat, that was acquired on their summer hunting trips. The meats also included deer (venison), elk, bear and wild turkey.
Historically, the tribe lived in bands near the mouth of the Grand River at its confluence with the Missouri River; the mouth of the Missouri at its confluence with the Mississippi River, and in present-day Saline County, Missouri. Since Indian removal, today they live primarily in Oklahoma.
For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. Chiwere (also called Iowa- Otoe-Missouria or Báxoje -Jíwere-Ñút’achi) is a Siouan language originally spoken by the Missouria, Otoe, and Iowa peoples, who originated in the Great Lakes region but later moved throughout the Midwest and plains.
What term did Lewis use to address the Otoe? What does that suggest about how he viewed them? He called them red men. That suggests he didn’t view them the same as himself.
noun. a native or inhabitant of Missouri.
Morale was low. Lewis and three men were scouting ahead when they finally met a band of Shoshone. They were the first white men the Shoshone had ever seen.