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Sacred Grounds[edit]

Although, lost through some generations, there are sources of major ancient battlegrounds as far as 4,000 B.C.E. which could have been used if reliable and the aftermath of the large battles, and the way they used those battlegrounds and turned them into sacred burial sites, but also designed them to become stone navigational hot spots to other sacred sites. --All the users (talk) 17:54, 26 January 2013 (UTC) http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/index.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by All the users (talkcontribs) 17:55, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

(Find sources: "burial ritual" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images)
Or you can find sources and add them to the site for Burial rituals. --Checkmeleon (talk) 03:37, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

More sources[edit]

Nations of the Americas' religion, mythology and folklore are covered extensively at this site. Good sources from sacred texts is greatly informational for references to the article.--209.107.228.75 (talk) 20:43, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Past move proposals[edit]

I just created an archive, but in case anyone wants to make another move proposal, here are the past proposals:

-Uyvsdi (talk) 19:53, 5 December 2013 (UTC)Uyvsdi

A new source[edit]

In Cities of Tipis?, Michael E. Smith states that Plains circular tipis camps weren't cities but a part of the Wide Urban World. The reasons of his analysis could be interesting for this article.

El Comandante (talk) 00:50, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 5 January 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Not moved. Consensus is against the move, with valid policy reasons. (non-admin closure)  — Amakuru (talk) 10:49, 16 January 2015 (UTC)



Plains IndiansIndigenous peoples of the Great Plains – There is a large plain in India: Indo-Gangetic Plain, and many people live there, they can be called Plains Indians. Editor abcdef (talk) 11:06, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Plains Indians is the traditional, common, and resonant name for this group of people. A redirect from Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains works very well for those who demand consistency. Most Indians I know prefer to be called "Indians" not "Indigenous people" or "Native Americans." Smallchief (talk 12:39, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Strongly oppose ENGVAR and COMMONNAME both apply; Indian-from-India English contexts/meanings are not relevant to such a well-known topic/name in North America. This same argument crops up from time to time, as recently with someone creating "Asian Indians in Vancouver", which given Vancouver's aboriginal population has obvious complications of context. There was already a name discussion about this long ago; look in the archives, it was extended debate to establish this title. Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains is not CONCISE, and has the further complication that the Great Plains are known in Canada as the Prairies, though the term "Plains Indians" is still in general use for those tribes of people from this culture on the Canadian side of the border.Skookum1 (talk) 13:28, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I, strongly oppose this as I am an Indian living in Gangatic plains and we are called "Indian" or "Bharatiya" or "Hindustani" but not by any other names. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prymshbmg (talkcontribs) 17:04, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment if we remove all uses of "Indian" for India, then we could remove the confusion caused by "Indian", as India isn't the only place that it applies -- 65.94.40.137 (talk) 05:43, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Plains Indians is the common name of the Native Americans who lived on the Great Plains and is also by far the primary meaning of the term around the world. -- Necrothesp (talk) 13:28, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.