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Caribou - A large animal of the reindeer family, of a dull dun color in summer and a smoky white in winter.  It had large antlers and was found from Maine to lake Superior.  The caribou was an important food animal for the northern Indians.  The hide was used for clothing and robes, and was also made into rawhide and, particularly, babiche.  This type was known as the woodlands caribou.  A Barren Ground species was found farther north in the Arctic regions.


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