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Most tribes were at least part-time farmers, with corn, beans and squash the staple crops. Wild plants, gathered by the women, were another food source, with Indian turnip a favorite. The men hunted deer, elk and buffalo, and some Plain tribes, notably the Blackfoot and the Crow, were primarily hunters. Buffalo were hunted either by stampeding the animals over a cliff, or into a makeshift corral where the huge, swift creatures could be killed more easily. Some cliffs were used by generations of Native people for this purpose, and vast deposits of buffalo bones have been excavated at their bases.


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