What Kinds of Food Did the Cheyenne Indians Eat?

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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.

The Cheyenne Indians were migratory people from the Northern Great Lakes area to Minnesota Territory. They were later forced to relocate to North Dakota by the Sioux Indians.

The livelihood of the Cheyenne Indians originally centered on agriculture. The men hunted while the women harvested the crops. They abandoned farming when they acquired horses, becoming nomadic in search for buffalo herds. The Cheyenne women often took part in the hunts, unlike most of the other tribes.