- A prong horned, deerlike animal native to the western Plains. The
antelope was an important animal to the Indian both for food and for clothing.
The buckskin was used for moccasin tops and vests, the hair for stuffing
pillows and mattresses, and the shinbones were fashioned into pipes.
The horns were made into various tools and implements. The meat was
highly prized at certain seasons. Indians especially like the raw
liver, which they ate with a little of the animal's gall sprinkled over
it. The brains were cooked by roasting the entire head, after the
horns had been broken off.
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