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Antelope - 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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