Foods that Caddo Indians ate include pumpkins, corn, sunflower, beans and meat. Their main source of food was farming and they planted crops in the woods. Men hunted animals, such as deer, buffalo and rabbits, to get meat, while women went into the forests to gather roots, blackberries, acorns, persimmons and many other types of fruits.Know More
The Caddo Indians cleared large fields in the woods where they planted their crops. They used fires to clear away the grass and other weeds. They did this during the fall or winter every year to prevent regrowth of the grass. They prepared the fields using spades and hoes, which they made from bones and wood. After the harvest, they kept the best corn to use as seeds in the next planting season. They dried their produce and kept it in raised granaries to protect it from rodents.
Men formed hunting parties and would go as far as the Southern Plains to hunt. The Caddo Indians' favorite prey was the white-tailed deer. They hunted buffaloes once they had acquired horses that made it easy for them to chase animals. They also traded some of their produce to get foods from other communities.Learn more in US History
The Cheyenne Indians mostly ate buffalo and deer meat, squash, corn and other vegetables. They also bought fish, fruits and berries from other tribes. Their women did most of the cooking.Full Answer >
Traditionally, people of the Cherokee Nation enjoyed a staple food diet that included the "three sisters," or corn, beans, potatoes and squash. Meat staples of the past were deer and turkey. Other foods incorporated into their diet are meals made with fish, plants and roots. Modern Cherokee people traditionally eat eggs, brown beans and wild onions, among other foods.Full Answer >
The Kiowa Indians primarily ate buffalo. The Kiowa Indians also ate birds and rabbits, as well as nuts, fruits, wild potatoes and corn.Full Answer >
The Karankawa Indians ate a diet that primarily consisted of berries, plant roots and other edible plants, as well as wild deer, turtles, rabbits, turkeys, oysters, clams, drum and redfish. They lived along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, in southeast Texas, adjacent to the Coahuiltecans to the south and west, and the Tonkawa to the north.Full Answer >