The three branches of the Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota), Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pawnee lived in the central plains. To the south were the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache. To the north were the Blackfeet, Hidatsa, and Mandan.
More than 150 years after they were created, George Catlin’s paintings provide glimpses into Native American life. The artist showed a pair of Plains Indians sneaking up on a herd of buffalo. The wolf skins disguised the hunters until they could get close enough to use their spears.