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What did the Plains Indians use to hunt?

They hunted big game like buffalo, elk, deer, and antelope or small game like rabbits. The Plains Indian tribes wanted guns, but did not use them while hunting buffalo from horseback. Their shots were more accurate with a bow and arrow or a lance. The Plains Indians had become a horse and bison culture by the 1800's.

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Similarly, what animals did the Plains Indians hunt?

Although people of the Plains hunted other animals, such as elk or antelope, buffalo was the primary game food source. Before horses were introduced, hunting was a more complicated process.

Beside above, what methods did the Plains Indians use to hunt buffalo? There were three main methods used by the Plains tribes in harvesting the buffalo: the buffalo jump, the impound, and the horse-mounted hunt. The Buffalo Jump: The buffalo jump involved luring the buffalo over high precipices along river valleys.

Also, what weapons did the Plains Indians use?

Here are a couple of weapons they had to use. Knives, bows and arrows, tomahawks, gunstock war clubs, and guns. When the Europeans came they found the Native Americans. The Native Americans thought the Europeans had nice weapons like the following: steel knives, swords, fire-belching arquebus and cannons.

How did the Native Americans of the Plains get their food?

Buffalo was by and far, the main source of food. Buffalo meat was dried or cooked and made into soups and Pemmican. Women collected berries that were eaten dried and fresh. Deer, moose and elk, along with wolves, coyotes, lynx, rabbits, gophers, and prairie chickens were hunted for food.

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